In this lesson, students will analyze Amanda Gorman's poem "Earthrise" and write their own poetry.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch Amanda Gorman perform her poem “Earthrise.”
Step 2 - Investigate: In groups, students analyze one stanza of “Earthrise.” Students take notes and then share their thinking with the rest of the class.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students write their own poem, drawing inspiration from “Earthrise.”
Amanda Gorman is a brilliant poet.
Before class, share the following with your students:
You can select students of all abilities to read part of the poem after you have watched the video.
The lesson introduces students to basic literary techniques and how to use poetry skills to communicate climate change and solutions to a diverse audience. There is no science to verify, but the resources, accompanying materials, and links in the lesson are credible and ideal for teaching. This lesson has passed our review.