Let’s SLAM: Spoken Word Performance Poetry @ Harbourfront

Let’s Slam! Spoken Word Poetry

CATEGORY Performing Arts

GRADES 6-12 (full-day)

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Performing Arts, Social Justice Education, Canadian and World Studies, Drama, English, and Language, Social Sciences and Humanities

Explore the world of spoken word performance. Students discover its’ art and history before going on to learn the rules and elements of spoken word competitions (known as poetry slams). They write pieces expressing themselves in a contemporary style and host their very own slam competition. Who will walk away with the title of top spoken word artist of your class?

Key Inquiry Question: How can we use the methods of oral communication to find our voices?

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will:

  • describe the history of spoken word performance
  • identify issues of social justice
  • draft, polish and perform a piece of spoken word poetry

Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s