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Remembrance Rising through Poetry

Inspired by the tales of former comfort women, this lesson guide offers an intergenerational perspective about war and imperialism. Created by poet and dancer, Lynn Huang, this lesson can be used in English Language Arts and Art, perfect for grades 6-8.


English Language Arts, Art


6 +

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson students will learn the connections between poetry, historical preservation, and war. Students will draw upon their personal experiences and write their own poem. The day will end with an exit question, challenging students to think forth on how we, too, can uplift marginalized stories. This is part of the collaborative art-based lesson guide, Justice for Comfort Women!: War & Imperialism. Download the PDF to see the full lesson. 

This project was funded by San Francisco State University’s Comfort Women Research & Creative Scholarship.


  • War
  • Historical Erasure
  • Sestina

About Collaborator

Lynn Huang (dance – San Francisco): Trained in modern dance, ballet, and Chinese dance, Lynn has performed with Lenora Lee, Cynthia Ling Lee, and Philein Wang, among others in San Francisco, and HT Chen and Dancers, Dance China NY and Ella Ben-Aharon/Sahar Javedani in NYC. She studied at Minzu University Dance Conservatory in Beijing, China on a Fulbright fellowship and graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University. She also teaches GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®.

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