Burn 9: respect

Students look at the subtleties and connotations of language, and the impact words have in describing a person or event.

Burn 9: respect

Burn 7: speak up

Students explore how words can help process feelings of anger and helplessness – and bring about self-empowerment.

Burn 7: speak up

Burn 5: witness

On film, poet Emtithal Mahmoud asks students to ‘bear witness’ to her experiences of genocide in Darfur.

Burn 5: witness

Burn 4: change

Students learn that everyone has a role to play in upholding human rights – in their school, community and world.

Burn 4: change

Burn 10: words that burn

Students are challenged to Make A Difference in a Minute by standing up for human rights through poetry.

Burn 10: make a difference

Burn 8: power

Students explore poems about race and privilege before creating their own protest poetry.

Burn 8: power

Burn 6: dignity

Students are inspired to write a poem from the perspective of someone who has experienced hate crime.

Burn 6: dignity

Burn 3: freedom

Students read poetry written in response to injustice and explore how language can be used to make a courageous stand.

Burn 3: freedom

Burn 2: being me

Students explore questions about identity and collaborate to tell their own stories.

Burn 2: being me

Words That Burn in the classroom

Words That Burn is a 10-session poetry education series for secondary and further education students.

Words That Burn: resources
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