by Victor Laredo
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division, The New York Public Library. New York Public Library Digital Collections.
The following activities and questions are designed to help your students use their noticing skills to move through the poem and develop their thinking about its meaning with confidence, using what they’ve noticed as evidence for their interpretations. Read more about the framework upon which these activities are based.
“Thanksgiving may seem like the most American of holidays, but with changes in demographics and the diversity of cultures that accompanies them, Thanksgiving may no longer look the same to everyone.” Read this lesson plan about Richard Blanco’s poem “América."