Using Poetry Across Disciplines
Ways Teachers Can Incorporate Poetry
Poetry in Science, Social Studies, and Math
Maxim's article Writing Poetry in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom informs us that creative writing, including writing poetry, in the social studies classroom allows students to put their own story to factual events and time periods. Structured poetry allows students to convey ideas about the topics they are studying, and we see this in our second photo-an example of a two person poem written and presented by two students studying King George III and George Washington.
Blinz's article Fibbin With Poems Across the Curriculum gives us a look at how the Fibonacci sequence can be used in writing poetry, as well as different extensions for other sequences and patterns to be used in organizing poems. Our third picture demonstrates an acrostic poem about math using the word MATHEMATICS.
An example of using poetry in the science classroom.
Two Person Poem
An example of using poetry in the social studies classroom.
An example of using poetry in the mathematics classroom.
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