Poetry Description:

A Haiku is a Japanese poem (sometimes Chinese) consisting of three lines with seventeen syllables. These poems are usually, but not always about nature.


Applications for History Class:

            A Haiku can be used to describe the geography of a historical area. Students should attempt to describe the essence of the geography. Students can see a photo of the area, and then write haiku to describe it. The student my also illustrate the haiku. Haiku may be written in groups of three or more for a more detailed description.



1st line 5 syllables

2nd line 7 syllables

3rd line 5 syllables




Beautiful Nile

Swiftly flowing river song

Egyptian Treasure