TJ teaches students the basics of poetry,
our western heritage, cowboy culture, the
Code of the West and
Indian Education for All
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**Students will know basic information about
the history of the American Cowboy and Indian, our western heritage and
culture, nature, and the Code of the West.
Students K-3, TJ will do an assembly and they will
know about music, poetry, the Code of the West, history on the Cowboy
and Indian, our heritage and culture and time permitting they will
collaborate on a poem.
Students 4-12 grade will create poems either on
their own or in groups.
Students 7-12 grade, if time permits, will
collaborate on a song (students write the lyrics, TJ writes the music).
**Students will write different patterns of poetry
(repeated rhyme, couplet, traditional, and alternating). Time permitting
they will work with tongue twisters and limericks.
**Students will understand that poems can be fun and educational. They will
understand that poems can be created by their own inspiration or a
reflection of their own lives or through their local or family history.
** TJ will share with the students different aspects of the heritage and
culture of the cowboy and Indian.
** TJ will share with them some of his own poetry and
song as examples.
** TJ will assign each student a title of a poem for them to write to help
them get their creative juices flowing.
** Each day TJ is there the students will learn to write a poem using the
different patterns of poetry.
**If time permits, TJ will have the students ask their parents or other
relatives about their heritage and/or find out some
history about their area of the country and have them write a poem about
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Student's poems written with TJ
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North Dakota Council on the Arts
Nevada Arts Council
South Dakota Arts Council
Performing Arts Consortium
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