Curriculum Materials

The park's Education Program provides grade appropriate activities to help you and your students learn about Carl Sandburg. Pre and Post activities can be completed in the classroom while on-site activities can be completed while visiting the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Find the activities below that best meet your teaching needs. If you would like to visit with your class, please see Plan a Field Trip.


K-2nd grade:
Life on the Farm
3-5th grade: Sandburg Through Time
6-8th grade: Through the Eyes of a Poet

9-12th grade: The Sandburg Spectrum

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Post-visit - Why Goat's Milk?

    This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Health, Nutrition, Social Studies
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: On-site - From Prairie Town Boy to Famous Writer

    This lesson is intended to be used following a tour of the Sandburg Home and can be completed on-site or in the classroom after a visit.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literature, Museum Studies, Social Studies
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: On-site - Sandburg's Writing "Spring Grass"

    This lesson is intended for on-site at the park, but can be used in any outdoor location near the classroom.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literature, Poetry
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Pre-visit - Sandburg Through Time, Growing Up

    This lesson can be used to plan for a visit to the Sandburg Home or as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.  Students will explore one of Sandburg's literary genres: autobiography through Carl Sandburg's autobiography for children, Prairie Town Boy.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Family Life, History, Language Arts, Literature, Reading, Social Studies, Writing
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Pre-visit - Connemara Farm

    This lesson can be used to prepare for a visit, or as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.  Students will explore Mrs. Sandburg's prize-winning dairy goats with a focus on learning about the properties of goat's milk, how it's different from cow's milk and how goat's digest differently than humans.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Biology: Animals, Social Studies
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5, Post-Visit: Sandburg and Lincoln

    This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.  Students will write a poem in the acrostic style and compare and contrast facts of Sandburg's and Lincoln's life.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Literature, Poetry, Reading, Writing
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Pre-visit - Poets and Poetry

    Students will explore one of Sandburg's literary genres: poetry, using his poem "Fog". Lesson plan guides the student on ways to physically express poetry and then write their own, based on a "fog" formula.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literature, Poetry
  • This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literature, Poetry, Writing
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface