"Voices from Haiti": Using Poetry to Speak up for a Cause

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Explore a real world use of poetry with your class! Young language arts pupils consider the concept of advocacy and how journalism, photography, and poetry can raise awareness for a cause. They read several poems about individuals affected by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti before watching a slide show of the earthquake victims. As a final project, individuals write poems expressing the story of someone they feel needs an advocate. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • A great way to bring writing to the social studies classroom
  • Aligned to several Common Core standards for informational reading
Cons

  • Poems are no longer available at the lesson link