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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High School Voice Unit
High School When Identities Clash: On Derek Walcott's "A Far Cry from Africa" Unit
High School Songs My Teacher Taught Me Unit
High School The Literature of War Unit
High School Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture through Art and Poetry Unit
High School Women in Poetry Unit
High School Adding Insult to Poetry Lesson
High School Committed to Memory Activity
High School Ghosts and Spirits Unit
High School We Sing America Unit