“Legacies”by Nikki Giovanni Building Background Activating prior knowledge
Pair-Share • Make a prediction: what do you think this poem will be about? • What do you think legacy?
Nikki Giovanni • Born 1943 • Known for writing poetry with strong themes of change and revolution. • Ideas in her poetry come out of her background/life.
Did you know? • A legacy is usually a gift, money, or property handed down in a family • BUT, this is not always the case
Academic vocab • Dialect • Mood
Something to think about • What makes home a special place? • Why are some people more important to you than others?