Poetry in America & Amplify Education Create Inaugural Poetry Curriculum

A virtual background depicting purple swirls, black stars, and an Earth globe with the text, "An excerpt from "The Hill We Climb," by Amanda Gorman.
Poetry is having a moment! Viewers of both this year’s Presidential Inauguration and Super Bowl watched Amanda Gorman deliver her poems on the national stage.

Poetry in America has developed a curriculum to help teachers bring Gorman’s inaugural poem into the classroom. With a series of four lessons, which can be used sequentially or as standalone activities, teachers can guide students through a close reading of Gorman’s words and performance. The lessons help students place the poem in historical context and even invite them to try their hand at writing poetry of their own. 

Please feel free to share the curriculum widely, and let us know how it goes! You can write to us at [email protected].

Find the Curriculum Here!

And an Informative Poster Here!