ARTSEDGE: Lesson Plans with Poetry
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has produced this rich website full of great lesson plans. ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects.
ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.
Liven up your poetry unit with some of these arts-integrated lessons:
Rhythm and Improv, Jazz and Poetry
The Poetics of Hip-Hop
Set a Poem to Music
For a full list of lesson plans that include poetry visit this link.