lesson plans

The Academy of American Poets presents lesson plans most of which align with Common Core State Standards, and all of which have been reviewed by our Educator in Residence with an eye toward developing skills of perception and imagination. We hope they will inspire the educators in our community to bring even more poems into your classrooms!

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Middle School Word Karaoke Lesson
High School Women in Poetry Unit
High School We Sing America Unit
Walt Whitman, Poet and Keen Observer
High School Voice Unit
Elementary School There’s Poetry in an Atom: Writing Creatively About Science Unit
High School The Literature of War Unit
High School Songs My Teacher Taught Me Unit
Elementary School Smell This Story, Taste This Poem Unit
High School Poetry in Translation Unit

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