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   IN OUR OWN VOICES
      
          
Unit 2: Exploring Inspirations
        When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.  
                                                                                                                                        Native American proverb  (Shawnee)

In Their Own Voices:
"ˇPresente!  Heroes/Sheroes

y Otras Cosas"
Inspirations
 
interview photo  interview photo  interview photo
 
In His Own Voice:
"Inspirations"
Charles R. Smith, Jr
"A Poem for Nelson Mandela"
by Elizabeth Alexander

 

"Lincoln Monument: Washington"
by Langston Hughes


 

"What I'm Telling You"
by Elizabeth Alexander

"Tia Chucha"
by Luis J. Rodríguez

Luis J. Rodriguez
 
"Every Day It Is Always There"
by Rainy Ortiz

"La Miss Low"
by Carmen Tafolla

"Legacies"
by Nikki Giovanni


 

"I'm Sayin'"
by Mahogany Elau Foster, age 16

 

"A Tribute"
by Donna T. Thomas, age 19

"If You Have a Voice...."
Hispanic Heritage
"Who Is Singing This Song"
by Janice Mirikitani

Black Heritage
Asian Pacific Heritage
Instructions for
Writing a Found Poem


Sample Found Poems 

Native American Heritage
 
Instructions for Making
Book Style Journal


Envelope Templates
Unit 2 Outline

Books That Inspire Creative Journals

Instructions for Making an
Expandable Scrapbook Journal
Books
Around the World

Papyrus
Video Instructions for
Making a Hardback Book

Video Instructions for
Making an Envelope

Instructions for
Making Simple Books

 

This website was created and is maintained for use in classrooms dedicated to multicultural understanding. 
Material from and links to other sources have been chosen because of their relevance to this goal. 
For questions or comments, or to report problems with links, please contact:
Ann Ramsey ramseyakc@yahoo.com
 
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