Get to Know Poe, 6-12
The activities introduce the literature, life, and times of Edgar Allan Poe. Students can explore Poe’s worlds—both fictional and real—from a number of perspectives. They can examine the complex choices writers make as they create their works. They can investigate the “hard facts” about life and death in the United States during Poe’s lifetime. In addition, they can learn about the continuing impact of Poe’s legacy. The classroom resources have been created especially for students in middle school and high school. In addition to these interactive experiences, there are lesson plans created by teachers, primary source documents, and links for further research. Throughout the site, students can watch for the Random Raven, which will give them some inside information and little known facts about Poe.