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GPB Hosts Spoken Word Workshop And Poetry Slam For Teens

Referred to as a “redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before and inspired...

January 24, 2017

Making EdTech Authentic

Once upon a time, learning in English Language Arts meant diagramming sentences, reading volumes of Shakespeare and Milton, and scrawling essays in marbled compositions books. Of course, those old...

December 19, 2016

Atlanta History Center Hosts Poetry Out Loud Contest

Spoken word is a powerful art form, embedded in culture and history, that blends raw human emotion with public speaking skills. Thanks to The Atlanta History Center and its partnership with Poetry...

November 14, 2016

Much Ado About Shakespeare: Teacher Resources And Activities

“The first and most important lesson...is that there are no rules about how to do Shakespeare, just clues...” ~Antony Sher and Greg DoranAlthough this month marks the 400th anniversary of...

April 19, 2016

Classroom Resources For National Poetry Month

April 2016 is the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries,...

April 5, 2016

Celebrating Women's History Month In The Classroom

In recognition of International Women's Day on March 8 and Women's History Month, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women through the lens of...

March 8, 2016

Poetry Brain

A health news article from NPR really got me thinking about poetry in the classroom. The report from NPR is about research comparing active regions of the brain while jazz musicians and rappers...

November 15, 2012

Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

February 7 marks Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. An English author from the Victorian period, Dickens continues to be widely popular for his iconic novels and characters. His great works were not...

February 6, 2012

Savannah Book Festival 2010

February 4, 2010