Happy Poetry Month!

Making Connections through Poetry  http://www.loc.gov/teachers/history/

Looking for ways to combine primary sources and poetry?

A new activity from the Library of congress, Making Connections through Poetry: Finding the Heart in History, allows students to review and analyze primary sources and then synthesize the information and create poetry based on what they have learned. They can create “found poetry” from selected documents on many topics….or they can write a poem to accompany an image.

Students can print out their poems and the primary sources on which they are based and teachers can compile the poems and make chapter books that can be shared with students, other teachers and parents.

This is ready to use…the images & documents have been selected for you!  Take a look!  Try something new!


Posted on April 22, 2008, in Primary sources and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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