Unit Plan

Dream in Color - High School

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Whether focusing on African American poets, Black History Month, or the poetic experience, an amazing toolkit that encourages learners to develop unique poetic voices deserves a place in your curriculum. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include works by Maya Angelou ("Still I Rise," "Black Family Pledge," etc.) in the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • The packet was designed for the 2007 Black History Month celebration, but is appropriate for any year's celebration, for any study of African American poets, or of poetry in general
  • The exercises are not sequenced and teachers may use some or all of the activities
  • The poems are groups by theme
  • Although the packet features an image of Maya Angelou, none of her poems are included
  • The 21-page packet includes background information on each poet, as well as discussion questions and activities for each poem
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