Benjy Wood’s Dam Poetry Jam

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Friday only Meet in the Fine Arts Center by the stage.  Do not go to our classroom! We’re Performing our dam poems on the main stage!


Your task is to write and perform a piece of slam poetry that explains everything you need to know about water diversion projects.  Each group will write a poem, and then have at least one group member perform in our “Dam Poetry Jam” on Friday.

Your Poem must include:

Several Advantages of Building Dams

Several Disadvantages of Building Dams

Examples of major water diversion projects around the world

A description of the impact that damming rivers has on beaches

*No required length

*Keep it clean

*Style is totally up to you.   Sometimes it sounds like rap, sometimes it sounds like a poem, sometimes it sounds like a story