Social Justice Poetry

Learners gain insight into how songs and poems express feelings of injustice. They also learn about literary devices and types of poems and make a personal connection when they write their own free verse poems about injustice.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Preface the lesson by discussing times when scholars felt they were done wrong or treated unfairly
  • Discuss times when poems or songs have sparked emotions
Classroom Considerations

  • Print materials from online sites ahead of time
  • Requires speakers for listening to songs
Pros

  • Provides links for materials
  • Includes websites for additional resources
Cons

  • No answer key or anticipated responses