20th Century Poets Teacher Resources
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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
The Education Element of the Harlem Renaissance and Its Impact on the New Negro
9th - 12th
Students investigate African American history by researching culture. In this Harlem Renaissance lesson plan, students identify the teachings, music and art associated with African Americans in Harlem in the early 20th century. Students...
Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive
10th - Higher Ed
Carl Sandburg composed poetry that conveyed a time and place in American Literature and history. Learners identify the literary techniques he uses to describe the historical and cultural context of living in Chicago. They define the...
Marriage of Visual and Thematic Aspects of Herbert's Poetry
Eighth graders describe the relationship between the visual aspects of "Easter Wings" and the poem's subject, and theorize about the poet George Herbert's motivations in constructing the poem this way. They demonstrate their ability to...