This lesson includes four different kinds of poems for students to use in the social studies class. These include Acrostic, Diamante, Historical person, and Cinquain Poems.
I have included examples and a grading rubric.
I love using poetry writing in my social studies classes. Why use this poetry? Three good reasons…
• Reason #1) it makes the students focus on the words and the meanings.
• Reason #2) this is an easy cross-curriculum activity. Students review basic English terms, adjectives and nouns while learning social studies key terms or concepts.
• Reason #3) it engages those students who enjoy writing AND drawing since students include a color picture with their poems.