A new (to me) teaching aid: geo-haikus!

This started out as an Earth Day 2009 "thing" at MiraCosta College, and quickly took on a life of its own.

Terra I encouraged my students to do some Earth-related haikus for extra credit, and disovered that they are an excellent means of boiling down a topic to its essence.

As Mark Twain (or T.S. Eliot, or Blaise Pascal?) is purported to have said, "If I had more time, I'd have written a shorter letter."

My own Earthy haikus

East Kaibab Monocline

I'm finding them everywhere, every day!
All 24 chapters of a Geology text summarized in haiku form
(part of Father Guido Sarducci's Five-minute University?)
My first seven haikus, submitted to MCC's "Haiku Kite Festival"
(prompted by Becky and Kathryn Kessab)
Geo-haikus from my Southwestern College students
Geo-haikus from my MiraCosta College students (2009)
Geo-haikus from one MiraCosta College oceanography student (2010)
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