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, Middle School Teach This Poem: “The Everglades” by Campbell McGrath Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “The Laughing Child” by W. S. Merwin Teach This Poem
High School Adding Insult to Poetry Lesson
High School And the winner is…: Poetry and Film Unit
High School Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture through Art and Poetry Unit
Elementary School Brain Spelunking Unit
High School Committed to Memory Activity
High School Complicated Identities: On Adrienne Rich's "Diving into the Wreck" Lesson
Middle School Dear Poet 2015 Unit
Elementary School, High School, Middle School Dear Poet 2016 Lesson Plan Unit