This resource enables teachers to incorporate today's career and college readiness standards into their lessons in a fun and intriguing way. The sixty poems that are included focus on social studies topics including US history and ancient civilizations. The use of poetry has many benefits that include increased literacy, fluency and reading comprehension. Each strategy lesson includes a model lesson, a template, an example lesson, a sample poem, and student pages. Students will be engaged in the verse format as they increase their literacy and understanding of social studies topics.