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Poetry of War and Peace

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Subjects

  • World History
  • Language Arts

Grade

  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Students read and discuss the poem "In Flanders Fields," then write poems evoking images of peacetime.

Objectives

Students practice the techniques of writing poetry while using textual imagery to create visual images.

Keywords

World War I, poetry

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

In Flanders Fields (scroll to the bottom of the page) or a printed version of the poem

Lesson Plan

Ask students to read, or read aloud to students, the poem "In Flanders Fields." Discuss with students how the author used words to create a visual picture of war. Brainstorm with students words they think convey a picture of peace and build a class list. Then ask each student to write a poem about a peaceful world.

Assessment

Evaluate students' quiz grades.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

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National Standards

World History:
NSS-WH.5-12.8

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.4

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