Celebrate Native American Heritage Month, throughout November, and Native American Heritage Day, on November 23, with the following resources:
- a round-up of poems from the rich tradition of Native American poetry
- a round-up of lesson plans for the occasion
- Natalie Diaz‘s essay "A Poetry Portfolio: Featuring Five of Our Country’s Finest Native Poets"
- the video and text from Joy Harjo’s lecture “Ancestors: A Mapping of Indigenous Poets and Poetry”
- more essays, videos, and articles
On November 11, honor veterans with a selection of contemporary and classic poems about war, including John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields.” This year, Veterans Day also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Celebrate the occasion in the classroom with a roundup of World War I poets, and take a look at a lesson plan featuring a poem by Rita Dove.
November 4, 2018, also marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Wilfred Owen, author of the famous poems “Anthem for Doomed Youth” and “Dulce et Decorum Est.” He was killed while serving in France.
For Thanksgiving, on November 22, take a look at the lesson plan “Thanksgiving with Richard Blanco’s ‘América,’” which examines what it means to be American on this holiday. Also, browse poems for the occasion, including "Thanksgiving Day" by Lydia Marie Child and “Perfect for Any Occasion” by Alberto Ríos.