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Poetry Lesson: Haiku Scrolls

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Visual Arts
English Language Arts
--Creative writing



Brief Description

Students will write a Haiku poem, then create a scroll with a watercolor background.


Students will

  • Explore several abstract watercolor techniques.
  • View and examine important works of traditional Japanese art.
  • Study the Haiku form and write their own original Haiku.


Haiku, poetry, Japanese, creative writing, watercolor, art

Materials Needed

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Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan Source

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National Standards

Visual Arts
Grades 5-8

Content Standard I: Understanding and applying media, techniques and processes.
Content Standard IV: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.
Content Standard VI: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

Language Arts
Grades K-12

NL-ENG.K-12.9 Multicultural Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

World History
Grades 5-12

NSS-WH.5-12.1 Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society



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