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: "I Have This Way of Being" by Jamaal May Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Binsey Poplars" by Gerard Manley Hopkins Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: “Peace Path” by Heid E. Erdrich Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Willow Poem" by William Carlos Williams Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Untitled [Do you still remember: falling stars]" by Rainer Maria Rilke Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "There is no frigate like a book (1263)” by Emily Dickinson Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Don’t Let Me Be Lonely [Mahalia Jackson is a genius.]" by Claudia Rankine Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "Imagine" by Kamilah Aisha Moon Teach This Poem
High School, Middle School Teach This Poem: "The Bean-Eaters" by Gwendolyn Brooks Teach This Poem

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