Sustainable Poetry

Education for sustainable development

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ICS ad Indirizzo Musicale “Carmiano”, Carmiano (LE), Italy

Teacher: Anna Franca Stefanelli

Poetry drawn by children at Scuola dell’Infanzia I.C. “G. Zimbalo” Carmiano. All drawings tell of hope.

“Enough is enough”

by Gina-Maria, Kyffhäuser-Gymnasium, Germany

Sustainable Poetry E-Poetry Book

Students and teachers around the world are co-creators for a sustainable future. Together we build the world’s largest and first digital poetry anthology in blog form created by children and youth’s. As we build up the anthology, you can read the project’s first e-poetry book containing 17 poems from different schools in Europe.

Poetry for a Sustainable Future – E- Poetry Book

Join the adventure for a sustainable future! – Global Online Event

Many schools around the world are closed and students are being educated at home. Through Sustainable Poetry, we can contribute to a global community, work on a cross-cutting theme with sustainable development and give children and youths the possibility to rise their voices for a sustainable future. Through digital collaboration, we read, talk, create and share poetry for a sustainable future.

By partnership IIS Ferrari Chairavalle C.LE in Italy and Söderslättsgymnasiet in Trelleborg, Sweden organize a global online event where all children, youths and educational staff in preschools and schools around the world are invited to participate in and explore the UN’s 17 global goals for sustainable development and become active co-creators for sustainable development by creating poetry based on Agenda 2030.

On March 21, we celebrate World Poetry Day together by reading, talking, creating and sharing poetry. Let children and youths share their visions for the future with the rest of the world – use the following hashtag in social media: #sustainablepoetry More information can be found in the blog. Join the adventure for a sustainable future!

Diamante poems

Last Friday my first-year high school students and I read about the loss of wildlife and the importance of biological diversity for the health of our planet. We also experimented with diamond-shaped poems using nouns, adjectives and verbs to describe one or two topics. Diamante poems are a useful tool for having elementary and pre-intermediate EFL students engage with the language, have fun with words and unleash their creativity.

We started with the two most recurring words in our lesson, wildlife and biodiversity, and created a simple collective poem:

Then we decided to set a class challenge for teachers and students: creating a diamante poem choosing two endangered or extinct species (an animal and a plant). The following is an example:

By Maria Rita Pepe and her students at Nereto (TE), ItalyIISS “G. Peano – C. Rosa”

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