Edgar Allan Poe, an American icon, is celebrated for his life and work. This lesson will delve deeper into his early life, his macabre short stories, his poem "The Raven," and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849.
The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death is investigated with this exciting CSI activity! Start with the exploration through Poe's troubled past in original handouts and a Background Information Sheet. Then go through a powerpoint presentation with specific (strange!) information about his death while the students fill out his Death Report.
Harry Clarke‘s hauntingly beautiful and beautifully haunting 1919 illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination — a collection of 29 of Poe’s tales of the magical and the macabre.