Carl Sandburg Home Virtual Museum
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Student Poetry Contest
The park's annual student poetry contest celebrates the American poet, Carl Sandburg, while inspiring youth grades 3-12 to write their own original poems. Contest begins in January followed by a reception to honor contest winners. Stay tuned for 2011 details!
The National Parks: America's Best Idea, is a new film directed by Ken Burns. This six episode documentary features some of America's most beautiful National Parks. The films companion website offers a variety of lesson plans and interactive activities for educators to use in the classroom.
Did You Know?
One of Carl Sandburg's many friends was the President of the Zenith Corporation. This television set, one of the first remote control tvs, was given to him by that friend. Mr. Sandburg gracefully accepted his friend's gift, although he was not a big fan of tv! He believed tv to be a thief of time.