In this workshop, teachers will learn how poetry can teach students to 1) build understanding for a historical moment, and 2) develop empathy for historical figures whose life experiences and backgrounds are different from their own. Participants will learn about New Orleans history by closely examining primary source documents, such as photographs and newspaper articles. They will then compose persona poems in the voice of a historical figure. Participants will leave this workshop with tools to teach their students how to approach another point of view with an open mind and a willingness to bend and stretch their thinking.

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5 + 11 =

60 minute workshop60 minute strategy session
or demo lesson

90 minute workshop90 minute workshop

2-3 hour workshop2-3 hour workshop

Out of town fees may apply. Free for Creative Schools.

Teaching Artist

Tiana Nobile

Art Forms

Creative Writing

Grade Levels



Social Studies