Poems

Teaching About Immigration Through Poems

The American Academy of Poets has a wonderful resource called Teach This Poem. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, they have curated a group of poems/poets with lesson plans that work for a variety of educational settings.

In light of the much-debated issue of immigration, especially that of LatinX groups of people, to the United States, it is only fitting that they have highlighted “Every Day We Grow More Illegal” by Juan Felipe Herrera.

You can see a video of the poet reading his poem and the lessons that are suggested here.

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