Hiroshima Day Poetry Writing

Hiroshima Day Activity – On Hiroshima Day I write poetry with the students. Ekphrastic poetry is a powerful form of poetry to explore concepts.

Hiroshima Poetry Writing

Ekphrastic Poetry Lesson

Hiroshima Day Poetry

Hiroshima Day Poetry

Every Hiroshima Day (August 6) I start the day by reading Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes to my class and I must admit I still get a tear in my eye at the end.

We then head off to research – The Manhattan Project, how the atomic bombs worked, images, videos on Youtube, the Enola Gay, Einstein, Oppenheimer, we discuss the state of the world at the time of the bombings and much, much more.

During the day we write poetry using scaffolds from the ekphrastic poetry page.

The poem above was made from a Creative Commons image found on Flickr and the writing was added in Paint.Net.