recently posted about some of the ways that they've combined poetry and humane education in the classroom.
One of the examples they highlight are persona poems, which allow students to write from the perspective of any person, animal, or part of the world. (For a deeper exploration of "becoming another, check out our Council of All Beings activity.)
Another example encourages students to write about "the ways in which places they consider home inspire and
disappoint them as well as personal pleas to make their homes safer and
more caring places to live."
As HEART says:
"Having students read and write poetry while discussing humane issues is a
great way to show them just how powerful the written word can be. So
many of the great poets have used poetry to raise the public
consciousness about important issues. Reading their works, and having
students write their own pieces is a perfect way to get students
thinking critically and creatively."
Read the complete post.
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