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Word. Sound. Power. Poetry as Protest and Empowerment

from 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.  

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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, Performing Arts, Literacy

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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

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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

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.1 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RI.6 -- Reading: Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening