A sprinkling of Haiku’s and Poems from middle schoolers reflecting on our lesson regarding the Lost Cause.
A note on the lesson: The students read both primary and secondary sources that discussed the rise of the LMA’s and the UDC. The prompt was to use poetry format to answer one of the following questions: “What was the Lost Cause Narrative?” or “How was the Lost Cause Narrative Spread?” What follows is their own assessment based on their prior knowledge of enslavement (both colonial and antebellum) and the Civil War. You may find our classroom textbook here.
With women to help
Through textbooks and monuments
The lost cause was spread
Lost Cause Narrative.
Lie in history.
yet its spread was never sparse
none of it was the fact
Dylan and Dreyden
Lost cause narrative
was spread through education
and through monuments.
lost cause narrative
taught children the lies of the