This lesson has students explore what the autumn equinox is and what celebrations occur in autumn. Students then examine haiku poems and create their own haiku about autumn which they write on printable leaves.
I used this lesson with year 7's in the UK (North American grade 5/6) as part of a global studies class (a combination of geography, history, and sociology). I also used it with grade 6's to help introduce poetry and as a fall activity with great success.
Zipped file includes complete lesson plan, a PowerPoint, an interactive notebook printable, and printable leaves for writing the poems.