Education | Virtual Programs | Grades 9—12

Word. Sound. Power: Poetry as Protest and Empowerment

 
Grades 9—12
 
Sep 22, 2019—May 23, 2020
 
 

Students draw inspiration from contemporary poets in this spoken word program.

 
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The Peace Poets

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ELA (poetry), Public Speaking (rhetoric), Theater

Students draw inspiration from contemporary poets committed to arts and justice in this spoken word program, deepening their literary toolkit and writing original works dedicated to personal growth and social change.

In this program, students:

  1. ・Listen to a recording of “Peace to the Poets” performed by Bronx arts and justice collective the Peace Poets, part of BAM’s Poetry 2017: Word. Sound. Power.
  2. ・Write original works reflecting on the theme of peace in a creative workshop led by a BAM teaching artist, streamed live in the classroom
  3. ・Explore personification, collaborate on communal poems, and learn literary terms through pre- and post-show activities provided in the online study guide

This virtual workshop runs 55 minutes, including performance excerpts. Fee: $200.


Leadership support for virtual programming provided by the Altman Foundation.

 

Major support for literacy programs provided by The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

 
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