ERIC Number: ED477987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
You Too Can Haiku. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
This lesson will introduce intermediate students to the Japanese poetic form of "haiku," which is most effectively taught after students have an understanding of syllables. The lesson plan's introductory activity is designed to introduce students to the geography of Japan, as well as Japanese culture through Asian art and music--after learning about and listening to some examples of haiku, as the next activity, students will write their own haiku. The lesson's final activity has students illustrate and "publish" their finished poems in the style of a Japanese scroll using rice paper, ink, and watercolor. The lesson presents an overview; suggests lesson length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligences being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources and general resources; and outlines National Arts Education Standards and other standards. It also gives instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan; and suggests assessment and extension activities. Lists teacher references and offers suggestions of book and musical recordings to be used with the lesson. (NKA)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Geography, Haiku, Intermediate Grades, Japanese Culture, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, Writing Exercises
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Japan