Lesson Plan

Hopi Poetry

The Hopi refer to corn as their children, demonstrating its importance to the Native American group. Class members consider the role of literal and figurative language by examining poetry from this indigenous group. The resource includes exercises for examining the role figurative language and metaphor play in poetry and speech.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Adapt worksheets to examine other poems 
  • Have learners write their own poetry to reflect what they have learned
Classroom Considerations
  • Second of three lessons on Hopi culture
Pros
  • Activities develop language skills using an interdisciplinary approach
  • Video and poetry selections are engaging for young scholars
Cons
  • None
Common Core