Every Atom MOOC-Pack

CLASS ONE: Origins

Welcome to Class One: Origins. Below you will find the materials for this class session in the suggested class progression. You can use these materials to lead or host a study-group or workshop. To download the materials, click the buttons and open the downloaded files.

1. Watch the Video

This is the class one video. Click the button to open it in Vimeo, where you can play the video or click the download button to download it. If you have a weak internet connection, downloading the video will allow you to watch it on your computer or phone without using the internet. If you have trouble playing or downloading the video, you can use one of the alternate options below.


A. You can download the audio-only file from the main video, which is a smaller file size and should be easier to download with a limited internet connection. This will allow you to listen to the video content without streaming or downloading the video.

B. You can view and download the video transcript, which is a text-only file. This will allow you to read the video content without streaming or downloading video and audio.

2. Review the Readings

This MOOC-Pack uses content from the IWP WhitmanWeb, along with other online sources, for its readings and discussion topics. Click the links below to access the readings for class one.

3. Browse the Archive Materials

This is a selection of archived content from the Walt Whitman Archive. The following materials are related to the class one video and readings. Click the images to expand them.