Meet Kellie Taylor, an elementary teacher in Emmett, Idaho for the past fourteen years, She taught in the general classroom for first, second, and third grade before teaching engineering to kindergarten through fifth grade students the past six years. She is a Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow working at the Library of Congress.
Engaging students with poetry encourages their curiosity, and invites them into conversations with diverse voices and experiences they may not have encountered before. At its core, poetry is all about discovery!
When I was conducting research for the Library of Congress primary source set "Civil War Photographs: New Technologies and New Uses," I learned way more about photographic technologies that were used before the Civil War than I could fit into the brief teacher's guide.