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National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, ask your students: How has the world changed?

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Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. and the world have changed. Continue reading

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

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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

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