Poet Laura Boss introduces students to a creative process to develop poems, elements of contemporary form and the concept of the image.
The depth of this program is dependent on whether this is conducted as a single-session workshop or a series of three classes.
Students may produce partner poems, drafts of contemporary verse, and haiku.
|Poetry Of Immigration|
An accomplished poet, writer, and educator, Laura Boss deals with universal issues critical to the immigrant experience.
Themes include “The Journey,” existing as a “Culture Within a Culture,” and “Celebrating the Homeland.” Students develop their own poetry focused on these topics.
A creative outlet for the expression of social or political views, Political Cartooning has made its mark in history by raising concerns, spurring debate, fostering change, and even swaying public opinion.
In the 1870s, corrupt NY politician William M. “ Boss” Tweed, went so far as to blame Thomas Nast’s cartoons for his downfall.
Cartoonist Steve Nyman will explore the history and social issues surrounding Political Cartooning and students will create their own political caricature.
Curriculum Connection: Social Studies