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Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maya Angelou: Study and response to "Still I Rise"
“Still I Rise,” is the focus of a two-day exercise that asks learners to trace the development of the theme of emotional opposites (hopelessness/rising above adversity) by highlighting details in Maya Angelou’s poem. They then craft...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Maya Lin: Architect & Sculptor
Students explore and study about Maya Yang Lin and her influences on contemporary Chinese/American art. They assess the difference between architecture and sculptor and then create a miniature model of an expressive sculptor to symbolize...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Phenomenal Lesson for the Phenomenal Woman
It's true: women are phenomenal. Use current works from Maya Angelou and Des'ree to spend some time celebrating women. This would be a great resource to use while studying the evolution of women's rights. As an extension activity,...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feat" Prose Essay
Practice poetic devices and annotation with this worksheet, which includes Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feat" on the left side. The right column is for comments or questions that your students might have. The activity is open for you to...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
The Image of Stories-Maya Stela
Students explore filled and empty space in art. In this visual arts lesson, students view the Maya "Stela" and various picture books to explore the story within the art pieces. Students create their own stela that tells a story about a...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Bringing Back the Sun: The Story of Jaguar Inspiring Student Stories
What on earth is that jar for? It was an ancient incense burner used by the Maya, that was inspired by the myth of the sun god. Young analysts hear the story of the Mayan sun god, analyze the story through the artistry in the jar, and...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in this poetry activity, which uses "Woman Work." The first two pages provide the full text of the poem, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. They go on to complete a graphic...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may check some of their answers online.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
A Classical Maya News Report
High schoolers research the culture of the Mayans. For this early civilizations lesson, students research selected Maya city-states including Tikal, Clakmul, Piedras Niegras, and Uaxactun. High schoolers use their research findings to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Making Connections: I Know Why Caged Birds Sing
Students discuss equality and fairness by reading a Maya Angelo poem. In this U.S. history instructional activity, students read the poem I Know Why Caged Birds Sing, and discuss how the era it was written in affected the words. ...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts