Imagine being a soldier during the Revolutionary War. How would your voice be heard? Many soldiers and civilians used poetry to express their opinions and beliefs about life and war. You will learn to use poetry to articulate facts about the war and emotions and opinions that were felt during that time.
First, you will research different styles and forms of poetry. You will also read a variety of poetry. While reading and searching, you will complete a Search Worksheet to record the different styles and forms. Next, you will decide on a style of poetry and write you own poem. Your poem will be about a specific event, person or place related to our Revolutionary War Unit. You will have the opportunity to recite your poem at our "Poetry Slam".