The Hill We Climb

That's News to Me

Int – Adv
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students watch a video of inaugural poet Amanda Gorman delivering her poem, "The Hill We Climb." Students discuss the poem and try writing their own poetry.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

stirring
inaugural
shatter
democracy
alliteration
speech impediment
verbalize
jam-pack
gratitude
debut
A spinning paper plane