Tuesday, June 1, 2010

U.S. History Project Suggestions- "Found Poetry"

U.S. History:
The Children's March (Civil Rights)
"Found Poem" assignment- topic of the poem "The Children's March" video (Teaching Tolerance video)

Found Poetry (definition):
A found poem is shaped from a collection of words or phrases found in one text. A found poem may be created by students after a text has been read, in part or in whole .

Found Poem (What is it?):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_poetry

(This project can be modified to relate to any topic in U.S. History)
For example, you can create a "found poem" on the Civil War, The Roaring Twenties, World War II, The Vietnam War, The Watergate Scandal, etc.)
Click on the link below for examples of "Found Poems"
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2010/04/found-poem-assignment.html

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