Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers - a slide show

Virtual Field Trip to Emily Dickinson's Garden

In 2010 the New York Botanical Garden had an exhibit titled "Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers". Using artifacts from Emily's life, the NYBG recreated her garden in their Haupt Conservatory. I was fortunate enough to visit on the last day of the exhibit and my poet friend and I took lots of pictures, which I then compiled into a slide show with commentary for the students.

The Poetry of Science - An Interdisciplinary Poetry Unit for Elementary School Students

As part of the Poetry of Science Unit, the students view the slide show with their commonplace books out and crayons, pencils and markers. They can take notes, draw what they see, create new ideas from what they view, or not include anything from the slideshow, but I remind them to have their supplies out in case they get inspired.