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The unit will be divided into three parts: the first dealing with feelings of depression, the second dealing with suicide, and the third dealing with death. I will have poems for each section. The first step will be reading and analyzing what the poet is trying to say. Then I will take it a step further and have students do experiential exercises to have them personalize the poet’s experience. In the first section I would like to have the students write their own poems.
Essentially, I am using poetry to have students learn the signs of depression and suicide to help themselves identify feelings they may have. We will study death so that hopefully they will learn to respect life more.
(Recommended for Poetry/English or Affective Education unit for special education students, grades 3 - 12)
Suicide Death Depression American Adolescence Hughes Langston Adolescent Poetry Psychology Special Education Poetry