The World of Haiku
Students complete a study of Japanese culture through haiku. They read and interpret haiku poetry and write haiku of their own.
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Exploring Selected Haiku by Issa
If your class doesn't know what a haiku is, show them two examples from the Japanese poet Issa (both included here), and have them make some observations. How long are they? What is the structure? A video and a list of questions help...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Farewell to Manzanar: Japanese Internment Camps During World War II
Examine the conditions that brought forth Japanese internment camps. Young historians read Farewell to Manzanar and debate whether Japanese internment was inhuman or a necessary element of war. They then write Haikus describing the camp...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Haiku and Photography: A Natural Connection
Encourage your young poets to use their surroundings as inspiration. Have them take pictures of the world around them, choose a picture, and create a short haiku poem based on that picture. Consider having learners write a different...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts