• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Curriculum Materials

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site offers two downloadable packets enabling teachers to bring lessons from the historic Longfellow house and collection into the classroom. These materials can be used to develop stand-alone lessons, or in conjunction with pre-visit materials supporting on-site school programs.

Packets include biographical information on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, bibliographies for students and teachers, lesson plans, and a variety of primary source materials, including historic photographs, poems, and excerpts from family papers. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance as you strive to introduce your students to the life and legacy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Did You Know?

The Departure of Hiawatha, by Albert Bierstadt, c. 1868.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha" was published in 1855. The name Hiawatha is Iroquois, but most of the stories he drew on for his work were from the Chippewa.