"To be or not to be: that is the question” ...
“'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” ...
“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” ...
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the road less traveled by”
“For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us."
"There is always light. If only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it.”
How many of these quotes have you heard in the past? These are all the quotes of famous poets. And the last two? Who wrote those? If you guessed Amanda Gorman, you are right—the young lady who was asked to transform a country riddled with uncertainty and fear through her poetry at the U.S. Inauguration of 2021.
Classes will be peppered with opportunities to learn and practice creative expressions, funny tongue twisters, idioms and proverbs in English as well as in other languages (such as Hindi, Zulu, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish). We will use these fun experiences as launching pads to explore cultures and histories around the world through global poetry. Reciting a poem of their choice, students will gain the skills needed to effectively deliver poetry to an audience. The skills gained through this practice will be applicable throughout life, as effective communication is key when striving to encourage, educate, and inspire others, as clearly seen through the deliveries of great leaders like Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Steve Jobs. This class is a gift that keeps on giving.
- Minimum recommended age: 9
- Instructor: Ms Aditi Sigar
- Fridays, 12:45 -1:45 PM ET
- 4 classes
- May 6, 13, 20, 27