This war poetry unit is designed for honors or AP English students and includes engaging poems that span centuries, allowing students to better understand the concept of war itself, as well as how it has changed over time.
This product includes materials to accompany seven poems and can be taught as a unit (this usually takes me 2 weeks) or individually as time allows. Two poems (“Dulce et Decorum est” and “Charge of the Light Brigade”) are analyzed in small and whole groups and then are the subject of a comparison in-class essay (prompt and model included). “Song of Napalm” offers students another opportunity to analyze a poem and write an in-class essay. “Anthem for Doomed Youth” and “The Killers That Run Other Countries” both include AP-style multiple choice questions (key + explanations included). “Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind” and “The Man He Killed” require students to analyze the poem and use textual evidence to support short-answer questions (keys included).