African American Poems: Lesson for Kids


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Phillis Wheatley's poetry impressed which founding father?

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1. Why couldn't George Moses Horton become free until after the Civil War?

2. Paul Dunbar wrote about what aspect of black culture?

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The quiz and worksheet are available 24/7 to help you see what you know about African American poetry. Paul Dunbar and Maya Angelou are some of the poets on the quiz.

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  • Type of music that Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. wrote
  • Why George Moses Horton couldn't become free prior to the Civil War
  • Founding father who was impressed by Phillis Wheatley
  • Why Maya Angelou was famous

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  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about the aspect of black culture that Paul Dunbar wrote about
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important details from the lesson on African American poetry
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about famous African American poets

Additional Learning

You can review more about these poets and their works at any time by using the lesson called African American Poems: Lesson for Kids. Use this lesson to:

  • Determine what 'segregation' means
  • Review what early African American poets often wrote about
  • Learn about today's African American poets