I’m embarrassed to say that I hadn’t heard of Amanda Gorman until the Inauguration.
Since that time, I’ve shared some great teaching resources about that poem, and her life. And I just keep on learning more!
I decided to bring them all together in one post.
I’m adding this resource to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.
Here they are:
Bill Green, one of my talented teaching colleagues, highly recommends this video:
And, then, there’s this one she did on climate change:
— TIME (@TIME) February 4, 2021
Using @TheAmandaGorman‘s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” discuss with your students:
Where do you find light?
Where do you find your courage?
How do you leverage your superpower to see the light?
— LiberatED (@LiberatED_SEL) February 22, 2021
In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be. https://t.co/hY9miR0b6J
— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) March 6, 2021
“Talking Gets Us There” is a video of Ms. Gorman reading one of her poems on PBS.
Chris Coey, a talented colleague, created this scaffolded assignment for students to write a poem inspired by The Hill We Climb.
We’re so excited about @TheAmandaGorman Award for Poetry, a new creative writing award focused on poetry for public high school students. The award will recognize a student for an original literary composition in English for poetry. Find out more & enter: https://t.co/GgEDiIwDwN pic.twitter.com/T4LMXFYS5K
— Penguin Young Readers School & Library (@PenguinClass) November 29, 2021
manda Gorman: Lesson for teaching “New Day’s Lyric” is from Teach Living Poets.
Hardship and Hope: Teaching Amanda Gorman’s “New Day’s Lyric” is from Facing History.
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 27, 2022
“To anyone out there:
I only ask that you care before it’s too late,
That you live aware and awake,
That you lead with love in hours of hate.”
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 19, 2022
Poet Amanda Gorman, known for her 2021 speech at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, took the world stage again on Monday reciting her poem “An Ode We Owe” to the United Nations General Assembly. pic.twitter.com/RdsUsBPOXw
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 19, 2022
In a new poem and essay, Amanda Gorman honors the memory of the hundreds of lives lost in the Adriana migrant ship disaster last month. https://t.co/vXHWhsWqBl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 15, 2023
Please let me know what I’m missing!