Lesson Plan

Eccentricity and Sound

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What do Lady Gaga and Dame Edith Sitwell have in common? As they examine Sitwell's poetry, class members learn that the similarities are far more than their unique appearance.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Select and project images of Sitwell gathered online 
  • Preview the YouTube 1959 interview with Sitwell to determine its suitability for you class


  • The performance activity is sure to engage groups
  • All required materials are included in the packet, as are complete directions for the performance and the poetry writing activities
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