Type:

Video, Manual

Description:

Poet Elizabeth Andrews was selected to read an original poem at Barack Obama's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20. She teaches African-American studies at Yale University.

She spoke with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about her important task and her approach to the art of poetry.

For more on how to incorporate this interview into the classroom, see the discussion questions and guidelines included in this Unit.

Subjects:

  • Arts > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

art poetry english language arts social studies president obama current events

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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