People across the nation and the world were incredibly inspired by Gorman's poetry after hearing her recite "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden's Inauguration in January. My students related to many of the messages in her poem. This 2 day lesson allows students to further engage with the words of Gorman by analyzing "The Hill We Climb" and several of her other poems.
Day One of the lesson asks students to dig deep into Gorman's poetry and have meaningful discussions with their classmates about justice, inequality, and power, as well as rhetorical and literary strategies.
Day Two of the lesson asks students to collaborate to create a virtual gallery where they will provide evidence and commentary, synthesize ideas from two sources, and use these skills to support their interpretation of Gorman’s arguments within her poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
This lesson was made for virtual learning with options to complete synchronously, asynchronously, and in-person! Everything is completely ready to post or print!
- Full lesson plan with a thematic PowerPoint, talking points, and printable and virtual versions of the assignments.
- Everything is linked and reader to go!
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