Students analyze historical conditions which led African Americans to settle in Harlem. They describe the culture of everyday life in Harlem and identify individuals significant to the Harlem Renaissance and describe their contributions to it.
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The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)
How did the geography of Harlem help create the Harlem Renaissance? Class members learn about the origins of the movement as they study this 1920s-1930s movement. Groups rotate through four stations examining art, music, a satirical...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Harlem Renaissance
The work of Langston Hughes opens the door to research into the origin and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and how the literature of the period can be viewed as a commentary on race relations in America. In addition, groups are assigned...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Long Long Road to Harlem
Students complete a unit on the African American culture from its African roots up to the Harlem Renaissance. They view and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, read slave narratives, write an epic poem, and produce a PowerPoint presentation.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
African-American Art & Identity in the 1920s
High schoolers analyze the international and domestic events, interests, and philosophies that prompted attacks on civil liberties. They describe the Harlem Renaissance and new trends in literature, music, and art, with special attention...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History