This Is Not a Small Voice

The March on Washington

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Students analyze photographs from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and read the poem, This Is Not a Small Voice by Sonia Sanchez to consider the power of using one’s voice. After, students consider how they could use their voices and create a poem inspired by the one they just read.

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Grade

Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

40-60 minutes

Topics

civic engagement, civil rights, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, poem, poetry, protest, voice

Author

Academy of American Poets

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