Thursday, April 7, 2011
What’s the connection between 18th century Japanese poetry, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, and rock band Linkin Park?
I recently blogged about Teachers’ Domain at my Teaching that Sticks site. In observation of Poetry Month, teachers in grades 6 through 12 can take advantage of some excellent resources and teaching ideas utilizing the 37 online video excerpts from public television’s Poetry Everywhere series.
In the following video segment, for example, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass shares a translation of haiku by the 18th century Japanese poet, Kubayashi Issa. These “vivid, specific, and often funny perceptions of