ERIC Number: ED343821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
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Historical Poetry and American History.
Beardsley, Donna A.
In 1937, teacher and educator Leonard S. Kenworthy wrote an article in which he suggested that poetry was a useful aid in teaching U.S. history. This paper reviews Kenworthy's article, including his rationale for the use of verse in teaching history, methods by which poetry could be incorporated into the curriculum and used in the classroom, and lists of historical poems that would be useful in teaching about specific historical periods. The article concludes that Kenworthy's ideas on the use of poetry remain viable for contemporary teachers. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Kenworthy (Leonard S)