Instructional Video

"New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

What might a poem about the Statue of Liberty sound like? Viewers of a short video discover the answer as they watch an animated interpretation of the poem "New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars draw visualizations of the poem 
  • Invite small groups to discuss the poem's meaning
Classroom Considerations
  • Episode 10 from the first season of the There's a Poem for That playlist 
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Provides a link to an analysis of the poem 
  • Includes animations to keep students engaged
Cons
  • None