Word. Sound. Power. Poetry. as Protest and Empowerment

by  BAM Education

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Poetry becomes a tool for political change and social justice in this empowering virtual workshop. "Peace to the Poets" by the Bronx-based Peace Poets' challenges students to look critically at their world and express themselves through a protest poem of their own. 

This program can be taught with American Sign Language interpretation. The program can be adapted to serve students with physical, emotional, and cognitive/developmental disabilities. Please let us know if any one or more of these categories describes anyone in your student population at booking and we'll prepare accordingly. 

Sign language interpreters require at least 2 weeks' notice to book. 

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About This Program


Point to Point: $200.00
Point to Point Premium: $160.00


55 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

This program will be offered between October 1, and December 31, 2017..

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to school closures due to weather i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 72 hours notice.

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BAM Education

Brooklyn, NY
United States

BAM Education connects learning with creativity, engaging
imagination by encouraging self-expression through in- and after-school
programs for students and teachers and offerings for audiences of all ages.

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Program Details


1. The class opens with a impromptu poem by the workshop leader.
2. Poetry and Spoken Word. are defined
3. Students engage in a free-write. exercise
4. Participants watch a video of the Peace Poets reciting "Peace to the Poets."
5. The instructor leads the class through a reflection on the poem.
6. Students create a group poem reflecting on themes of "war" and "peace" using the chorus of "Peace to the Poets."
7. Students recite their group poem for their class.
8. The class ends with a discussion of the workshop as the students experienced it.


Participating students will
-Collaborate with classmates
-Create an original poem based on The Peace Poets
-Listen critically to poetry
-Engage in Internal reflection on large scale ideas introduced in the poem
-Articulate in a poetic form their ideas about war and peace

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.L.2c -- Spell correctly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.1 -- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.6 -- Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.SL.1 -- Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.W.2d -- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.