Painting Pictures with Poetry: Art from the Heart

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Arts
Focus Question 

How can our artistic voice be used to make communities stronger? 

 

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Unit Overview 

Students identify themes of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They write using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile and personification to express their feelings about giving and kindness. 

Service Experience 
 Share poetry and writing with a larger audience to promote awareness or action for the common good.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Painting Pictures with Poetry: Art from the Heart
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
6
7
8

Students will find and discuss examples of philanthropy in poems and quotations. They will define and design statements on the theme of philanthropy using the poetic conventions of metaphor, simile, and personification. These statements could be used as the text for greeting cards produced for an Art from the Heart service project and given to veterans, elderly neighbors, or another identified group.