Back to previous

“Where I’m From” Poetry Walk

November 17, 2020
  • Details
    • Dates: November 17, 2020
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily

    Outdoor display of student poems on site at several village libraries and Hyannis Village Green

    One could call it “Poetry in Motion” with signs placed at and near several village libraries in the Town of Barnstable November 16 through December 6, 2020.

     The 12” X 18” laminated signs feature poems from 90 6th grade students, inspired by the poem Where I'm From written by poet George Ella Lyon.

    Earlier in this school year students in the Barnstable Intermediate School Team 6 South explored their identities through poetic writing, figurative language, and imagery.

     Visitors are encouraged to visit all the sites, read the poems written by students in the Barnstable Intermediate School Team 6 South classes   This project includes an interdisciplinary component.  Students worked with the Technology Department to connect their visual response to the poetry via a QR code printed on the sign.

     Signs are located outdoors at several village libraries including Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis and Whelden Memorial and at the Hyannis Village Green, along the Walkway-to-the-Sea from the top of Main Street through to the Harbor Overlook.  Through this effort students gained an understanding of the importance of community collaborations and connections to expand audiences well beyond classroom walls.