poetry

Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

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In honor of Black History Month, poet Clint Smith and Harvard University doctoral student, offers his take on the history of racial inequality in the United States. Continue reading

Personal Reflections on the Poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will watch and read Maya Angelou’s poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” then analyze and reflect on the words of this Renaissance woman. Continue reading

Poetry is the key to positivity for National Student Poet

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(Anita Wright/NewsHour Extra) By Anita Wright and Adelyn Baxter One of this year’s National Student Poets is 16-year-old De’John Harges of Cleveland, Ohio. At a White…read more

First Lady honors National Student Poets — Class Discussion

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(Anita Wright/NewsHour Extra)   Have your students read the following article, then discuss the power of poetry as a class using the discussion questions.  Five…read more

Exploring identity and intersectionality in poetry – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Douglas Ray Main lesson plan Subject English Estimated Time One class period, plus extension activities Grade Level 10 – 12 Materials Computer and Internet access Poem…read more

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