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Poets in Revolt!

By Ola Faleti

The pen is mightier than the sword. In this lesson, students learn there's no better evidence of this than the poetry behind social movements.


Grades 6–10


Poetry, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts


4 Sessions: 60-90 Minutes each

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Lesson instructions

What Your Students Will Learn

Students will draw connections between poetry and social change. They’ll gain basic knowledge of the American Labor Movement, Feminist Movement, and Black Arts Movement in relation to poetry and spoken word.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students write three poems grounded in different social movements.

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