Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Stone fence in Litchfield, Connecticut

Overview

By pairing primary sources with poetry, students consider the proverb, “Good fences make good neighbors” in the context of their own lives as well as in a local, national or global context.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

80-100 minutes

Topics

borders, boundaries, fences, good neighbors, Mending Wall, poem, poetry, Robert Frost, walls

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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