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Welcome! This area of Broadsided Press is still growing. We're excited to feature 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. Please reach out and begin a conversation: broadsided@gmail.com


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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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Teach: Broadsides in Prison Writing Workshops

Using broadsides of poems written by prisoners increases the students’ immediate sense of “I have something to say about this.”

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What Have You Swallowed?

An essay/lesson plan exploring the spirit of broadsides and the possibilities they can open for students in prisons and jails, as well as university students responding to such poems.

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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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Broadsides as Adventure and Architecture

An essay exploring the spirit of broadsides and the possibilities they can open for students by poet Michael McGriff.

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Writing a Photographic Poem

In this lesson, students will examine a broadside and discuss what makes a poem “realistic” or “photographic.”

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Graduate Poetry Workshop–4 Weeks on Ekphrasis

An excerpt from Maureen Seaton’s graduate workshop focusing on ekphrasis.

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