Students research achievements of a notable African American and use them as inspiration for a poem about the future and goals. After composing the poem, students, using side view photos of themselves and their chosen individual, create a stylistic Rubin’s Vase Illusion to accompany their poetry. Both the poem and the image can be cut in a vinyl sticker for display, printed onto paper, or transformed into a digital collage.
Introduce students to the many different themes that can be represented in poetry.
Discuss various poem themes with students.
These may include:
Web Link Resources:
Eintou– African American Poetry Style
Poem Example- Free Prose- VP and KP
Mae and Veronica
The first one to go,
Out into space.
Knocking down barriers
High above a glass ceiling.
Your experiences, desire and drive
Mae you guide me,
Mae you guide all of us.
Students will create silhouettes of themselves and their chosen notable African American individual in order to create a Rubin's Vase Illusion using Google Drawings.