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Amanda Gorman's "The Hill we Climb"

Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
30 pages
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Guide your students through an analysis of the dynamic poem, "The Hill we Climb" by Amanda Gorman. Analyzing her powerful words will allow your students to engage in essential self reflection, purposeful class discussion, and meaningful analysis of the world around them. This resource has students:

  1. Set their intentions for learning
  2. Complete an author study for inspiration
  3. Work through a poetry analysis
  4. Engage in activites to build cultural competence
  5. Reflect on quotes from the poem and encourages meaningful discussion.
  6. Create and present an inspiration poem

To complete these assignments this resource includes:

  • Full text poem
  • A PowerPoint Lesson
  • PDF and Google Slides version of assignments
  • 10 Quote Posters

Provide your students the opportunity to explore poetry in a whole new way!


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Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


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