Curriculum Materials

The materials and information included in this section are a result of specific suggestions made by teachers who have participated in ranger-led programs. All the material may be useful as background information to the teacher, but some of the material may be adapted for use in classroom activities for students at the 8th grade and higher levels.

Resources

Delve into a portrait of Philadelphia as Poe found it: a bustling city in transition
https://www.nps.gov/articles/poe-philadelphia.htm

Use these timelines to put Poe’s work into context
https://www.nps.gov/edal/learn/historyculture/timelines.htm

Learn about Poe and his closest family members
https://www.nps.gov/edal/learn/historyculture/people.htm

Discover how Rufus Griswold’s critiques affect how we see Poe today

https://www.nps.gov/articles/poecharacterattack.htm

Learn about Edgar Allan Poe’s innovations in detective fiction, science fiction, and literary criticism
https://www.nps.gov/edal/learn/historyculture/literaryinnovator.htm

Last updated: December 16, 2017

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