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Lesson Plans for Introducing Poetry

Bring poems into the classroom with these lesson plans, which are especially suited to...

Lesson Plans about Ars Poetica Poems

Browse the following lesson plans about ars poetica...

Poetry Lesson Plans for Social Studies Class

Browse poetry lesson plans to incorporate into social studies, government, civics, and other...

Poetry Lesson Plans for History Class

Browse poetry lesson plans featuring poems about many different aspects of American and world...

Poetry Lesson Plans for Art and Art History Class

Browse poetry lesson plans to incorporate into art and art history classes. 

Poetry Lesson Plans for Science Class

Browse poetry lesson plans to incorporate into chemistry, biology, physics, and other science...

Lesson Plans for Summer

Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring poems related to summer, travel, and warm...

Lesson Plans for Winter and the Holidays

Celebrate winter and the holiday season in the classroom with this selection of lesson plans...

Lesson Plans for Spring

Celebrate warmer weather, the departure of winter, and the beginning of spring with these lesson...

Lesson Plans for Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in February—and the rich tradition of African American poetry...

Lesson Plans for Women's History Month

To celebrate Women's History Month in March—and women in poetry year-round—browse this selection...

Lesson Plans for LGBTQ Pride Month

Browse a selection of lesson plans featuring poems from the rich tradition of gay, lesbian,...

Lesson Plans for American Archives Month

Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring photographs, original documents, and other...

Lesson Plans for Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October—and all year...

Lesson Plans for Native American Heritage Month

The following lesson plans feature poems from the rich tradition of Native American poetry

Lesson Plans about Social Justice

The following lesson plans feature poems exploring the themes of social justice, identity, and human...

Lesson Plans about Immigration

Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring poems about immigration and heritage.

Lesson Plans about Family

The following lesson plans feature poems poems exploring many different kinds of family...

Lesson Plans with Poems in Spanish and English

The following lesson plans feature poems with side-by-side Spanish and English versions,...

Lesson Plans Featuring Joy Harjo

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Lesson Plans about Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman, the innovator of a uniquely American...

Lesson Plans about Politics

The following lesson plans feature poems and activities related to politics, America, the...

Lesson Plans about Love

Bring poems into the classroom for Valentine's Day and year-round with the following lesson...

Lesson Plans about the Environment

Browse this selection of lesson plans featuring poems about the environment, nature, and...