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.
Please let me know what I’m missing!