From American Masters: Carl Sandburg

American Masters’ website  provides you with WGBY’s recent broadcast film, The Day Carl Sandburg Died, along with  rich classroom resources.  You can:  watch the film and see extended video interviews with the likes of Pete Seeger and the late and great Studs Terkel; hear Sandburg perform and sing in video and audio web features; read curated selections of his writing; plus more – Sandburg’s words and world visualized in a series of digital posters, essays, and a photo exploration of the Sandburg archives.  Here’s a glimpse of the trailer from the film:

Just a few of the many links you’ll find to connect students to this great American poet:

Studs Terkel: Sandburg Packs a Wallop  Author of Hard Times, Working, and The Good War, Terkel offers his last thoughts on Carl Sandburg and the America Terkel documented and recorded his whole life.

Pete Seeger: Little Teaspoons  Bringing the song “We Shall Overcome” to the forefront of causes for American workers in the 1940s and later to the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s, Seeger and his songs have always been about we, the people.  He remembers Sandburg’s poetic anthem, The People, Yes and what it means to the American underdog even today.

Education: Last Thoughts on Carl Sandburg  In a series of filmed interviews,  Dr. Penelope Niven, author of Carl Sandburg: A Biography and Carl Sandburg: Adventures of a Poet, talks about the life and times of Sandburg.

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