Instructional Video

"Three Months After" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

What does despair feel like, and what does it look like? Pupils explore the theme of sadness with the sixth episode from the first season of the "There's a Poem for That" playlist. They watch an animated representation of Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's poem "Three Months After" as the narration and pictures evoke strong feelings from viewers. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students research and locate other poems by the poet and read them aloud 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires projection and speakers
  • Includes some sensitive topics, such as grief and depression
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Provides a link to an interview with the poet
  • The author narrates the poem, which lends authenticity to the viewing experience
Cons
  • None