Poetry Paths at King Elementary

"Migration of Negro #1" by Jacob Lawrence

This week, about 50 students at Martin Luther King Elementary School participated in a Poetry Paths workshop on the themes of the underground railroad, migration and empowerment. Provocative images from Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ created a visual story the students thoughtfully responded to.

We are grateful to Mrs. Ritter and Mr. Rodriguez, 5th grade teachers, as well as Ms. Schmid, instructional coach, for helping to make this happen.

Barbara Buckman Strasko was the Poet Laureate of Lancaster County 2009-10, appointed by The Lancaster Literary Guild. In 2009, she was named Teacher of the Year by River of Words, an International Environmental Poetry & Art Contest for Youth. Find her complete bio here.

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