Tanka is a Japanese poetry style that has been popular in Japan for hundreds of years. Family members and friends often exchanged Tanka poems that they wrote and many Japanese participated in Tanka poetry competitions during the Heian period, Japan's Golden Age. The project offers several topics that were important during Japan's Golden Age and after researching the time period (in textbooks or Internet), students create Tanka poems.
Included in the Product
✓ An explanation and list of requirements for the Tanka poems
✓ Suggested list of topics
✓ Three student samples
Skills gained from this assignment
(From Standards for History / Social Studies & Writing)
☺ Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺ Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺ Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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