Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Power of Words Project

Why I Write, Slam Performance
Slam poem performed by Tim Swain

Show this to your students: 3 minute video featuring Tim Swain performing "Why I Write" at Martin Middle School. This is the focal piece of this project.Themes include injustices, struggle, hope through writing, and diversity. Swain’s passionate delivery will inspire you and your students.

Why Do You Write, Documentary
Commentary on Practice and Purpose of Swain's poetry

Show this to your students: 10 minute video on the purpose of Swain's writing highlights the spiritual side of his inspiration. Themes include self-identity through writing, social action, and courage.

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