Harlem Renaissance and Jazz Teacher Resources
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Rhythm and Improv, Jazz and Poetry
Connect the ideas of jazz improvisation and art to writing poetry. Learners collaborate and write different lines of poetry, imitating the jazz styles of improvisation and freewriting. Take a close look at the poems "Tenebrae" by Yusef...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Teach21 Lesson: Harlem Renaissance, Lesson 2/11
Using the poem "Harlem" by Walter Dean Myers as their guide, students explore the messages and contributions of the Harlem Renaissance. Students choose one figure from the period (one mentioned in the poem, or otherwise) and complete...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry
Students explore, analyze, study and read a variety of poems and listen to jazz that have their roots in the Harlem Renaissance. They then discuss the similarities and differences of themes in the works of different poets and composers.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students...
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions
High schoolers examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. As a class, they are introduced to five artists and discuss their art and techniques. Using the internet, they also research the philosophers of the time period and how...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through Primary Sources
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching art and culture. In this Harlem Renaissance lesson, students complete a graphic organizer based on the artistic and musical history of Harlem in the early 1900's....
3rd - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Good Times and bad; The Roaring Twenties
Changes in society through 1900 to 1930 in the suburbs and work culture are covered in this presentation on aviation and the automobile. Music, movies and the Harlem Renaissance are the other main topics, with 6 or so bullet points...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Harlem Renaissance: Pivotal Period in the Development of Afro-American Culture
Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. In groups, they compare and contrast the type of art before and after the movement along with the state of society at the time. After reading a book on the topic of their...
9th - 10th English Language Arts