March 21st is World Poetry Day, a day established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate the role of poetry in enhancing cultural life throughout the world.
Poetry provides an excellent way to explore issues related to religious diversity and identity. It gives students a means of communicating their feelings, experiences and beliefs – and it helps students to better understand their peers.
Poetry promotes empathy, it affirms our common humanity, and it bridges differences. We can find no better example of the power of poetry than this stunning performance by two young women, one Muslim and one Jewish, at the 2013 Brave New Voices Quarter Finals.
Let Tanenbaum help you bring the power of poetry into your classroom.
Click below for free lessons that encourage students to explore poetry as a means of self-expression.
- An elementary-level lesson on “Fitting In.”
- An elementary-level lesson on “My Traditions.”
- A secondary-level lesson on “Hip-Hop Lyrics.”
More information about Tanenbaum curricula for all ages.
Free NCSS Webinar Series: Religion, Social Studies and You
Tanenbaum is proud to be partnering with the National Council for the Social Studies and other national partners on a four-part webinar series beginning on March 10th. Click here for information and registration. You can register for individual sessions or for the entire series!
Thanks to the Nissan Foundation, free registration is guaranteed to the first 25 Tanenbaum registrants. Please select “Tanenbaum” when asked where you heard about the webinars.