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Welcome! We're excited to share lesson plans for all interested in using our broadsides in the classroom -- from primary school to adult community center to university and beyond. If you are a TEACHER, we'd love to know how you've used broadsides.


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Workshop: Intro to Ekphrasis Poetry

This lesson has students explore ekphrasis as a theory and practice. They create their own ekphrases using the Issue 20.1 portfolio.

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Muse to Muse

This lesson plan uses the Broadsided Portfolio to generate original writing and art mimicking broadside processes.

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Essaying—from Broadsides to Flash

This lesson teaches students to generate flash creative nonfiction using a portfolio of broadsides,

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Translating the Image into Poetry

This lesson gives students ways to translate images into poetry.

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Exploring the Overlap in Visuals and Poetics

This lesson helps students conceive of original visual art pieces based on a poem.

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Versioning & Poetic Choices: Playing with the Stereoscope

This lesson helps students understand the import of artistic choices in poems, even small ones.

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Using Broadsides to Create Classroom Atmosphere and Inspiration

Melissa Fite Johnson shares the amazing Broadsided classroom she created for her students. Melissa also gives us insight into its inspiration.

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Threading a Poem (Literally and Figuratively)

This is a generative lesson that helps writers develop fresh image pools and vocabulary through manipulating poetic threads.

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Context Across Time

This is a generative lesson that helps guide writers through using an external/national/global event from their past to inform both their past and present understandings of their world.

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Use the Broadsided Anthology

Inspiration for teachers of art, creative writing, and more in this beautiful collection of broadsides, interviews, and on-the-street photos. Discounts for educators.

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Make a “Lit Wall”

Make your own “Lit Wall” of broadsides using plywood and wheat paste. Step by step instructions and inspirational images!

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