From the silliness of Shel Silverstein to the drama of William Shakespeare, poetry encompasses every age and every mood. Since 1996, the Academy of American Poets has used the month of April to bring special attention and appreciation to the art of poetry, living poets, and poetic heritage. National Poetry Month seeks to increase the role of poetry in schools, honor the legacy of our poetic history, and bring poetry to the public in fresh, innovative ways. Celebrate in your class with our Poetry across the Sciences tool, which explores the ability of poetry to enhance science instruction.
For more inspiration, visit Science Books & Films Online for reading suggestions that integrate science and poetry. Check out Thinkfinity’s collection of poetry resources and the Academy of American Poets’ website for lessons, teacher tips, podcasts, and more.