"New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

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Lady Liberty has welcomed millions of immigrants into the United States with her mighty flame and the immortal poem at her feet. Listen to a dramatic reading of "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, complete with illustrative animation, in an inspiring video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Play at the beginning of a class before discussing United States immigration or the construction of the Statue of Liberty
  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson between social studies and language arts in which learners compare the themes of the poem with the history of American immigration
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Video does not offer additional commentary, but links to various sources for more information
Pros

  • Narrator is engaging and pace is steady
  • Closed captions are available
Cons

  • None