This lesson uses Hispanic Heritage Month as a jumping off point for discussing how "history" is shaped and what we can do together to include a larger variety of voices and narratives in our study of history.
The remarkable poet and writer Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014. This activity, structured as a circle, invites students to consider Angelou’s poem Still I Rise. It can be adapted to use in a non-circle format as well.
Our ever-inquiring curriculum writer Alan Shapiro suggests books, articles, and a blog that are sure to sharpen your thinking.
Readings (including an abridged dictionary of the war) and activities to encourage critical thinking.
Students examine how feelings are expressed in a poem, and then use metaphor to write about their own feelings.
An inquiry approach to reading a poem focuses not on text questions but on student questions.