Celebrate National Poetry Month with these teaching ideas that use poetry to help students grapple with the complexities of identity and inspire them to tell their own stories.
Using the experience of her Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity class, Dakota shares how she chooses to hold on to certain ideas to make her world a better place. She performs at the Facing History and Ourselves 2013 "Stand Up, Speak Out" event.
Teacher Chris Mazzino facilitates an open-forum discussion on “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
Teacher Martina Grant leads a discussion about the music in “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
Teacher Chris Mazzino uses poetry connecting to the themes of “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
This trailer from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" features writings and humorous reflections of Sholem Aleichem and his life.
A middle school teacher helps her class explore the moral universe of Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird using the concept of universe of obligation.
Elie Wiesel explains that he wrote his memoir Night out of a duty to bear witness to his experiences in the Holocaust.