Grades 7–12
1.5 Hours

Where I’m From Poems

Meghan Dove McAfee, 826 Digital Educator Leader

Meghan Dove McAfee (she/her/hers) is a youthworker, living in Saint Paul, MN. Meghan comes from the out-of-school-time world and is deeply passionate about amplifying young people’s voices through the craft of writing. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and an M. Ed in Youth Development Leadership.

What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will learn how to analyze, and gain inspiration from, a well-known poem.

What Your Students Will Produce

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