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Historical Topic: Civil Rights Movement Students Write: diamond-shaped poems

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I Have a Dream

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Three Elementary Student
Example Poems:

Free at last!
by Chase, fifth grade writer

Black Men
Free at Last
Emancipation Proclamation Discrimination Nation
Free At Last
White Men


Martin’s Words of History
by Keara, fifth grade writer

Suffering Slaves
Segregation White’s Negro
Protest Captivity Rights Brotherhood
Dream Freedom Equal
Magnificent Faith


by James, fifth grade writer

Black man
white man free
At last free together
Forever this time
Free at


A Middle School Example:

by Maggie, eighth grade poet

Brutality, Crippling
Segregation, Discrimination, Hatred
I             Have                 A                 Dream!
Liberty,      Equality,    Togetherness
Momentous,   Condition



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