March 27

Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, is born

March 27, 1924

First cherry trees planted at Tidal Basin in Washington, DC

March 27, 1912

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  • Japanese Poetry: Tanka? You're Welcome!
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Japanese Poetry: Tanka? You're Welcome!

    This unit on the Japanese poetic form tanka encourages students to explore the structure and content of the form and to arrive at a definition of the tanka’s structure in English. Students will read and analyze the tanka form and compare it to English structures of poetry, and will finally compose their own tankas.

  • Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints and the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints and the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan

    The Edo Period (1603-1868) in Japan was a time of great change. The merchant class was growing in size, wealth, and power, and artists and craftsmen mobilized to answer the demands and desires of this growing segment of society. Perhaps the most well known art form that gained popularity during this period was the woodblock print, which is often referred to as ukiyo-e prints. In this lesson students will learn about life in Japan during the Edo period through an investigation of ukiyo-e prints.