Odes to the Earth
As part of the World Literature course, we studied poetry. Students were introduced to various types of poems, and poets from around the world. They also wrote their own poems! We have covered sonnets (both British and Italian), limericks, odes, and ballads. Students researched haikus, tankas, villanelles, and free verse poetry on their own to compile anthologies. Below is a slideshow of odes they wrote for the earth and/or parts of nature. We had a lesson on the environment, which helped to inspire these. We even watched Baba Yetu's ode to earth music videos.