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George Moses Horton: Slavery from a Poet's Perspective
4th - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading about the life of George Moses Horton, the first slave to publish anti-slavery poetry, learners will recall his major accomplishments, provide a summary of the obstacles he faced, and identify common aspects of the...
Langston Hughes- Mini Biography
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When delving into such writings as "I Too Sing America" or "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes, don't forget to provide this important historical background information on the Harlem Renaissance...
Impersonating Great Poets Using "Science Verse" by Jon Scieszka
5th - 7th
A great way to bring poetry and parody into your language arts classroom, this instructional activity mimics famous poems based on Jon Scieszka's Science Verse. The activity not only allows the class to see examples of poem parodies, but...
Walt Whitman: Journalist and Poet
3rd - 7th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewCan you love something so much you want to change it? Young patriots investigate Walt Whitman's love of America—and his suggestions to improve it—using primary sources as well as video evidence. Scholars research American issues of the...