Investigating Langston Hughes
Third graders read and appreciate the writing of great American Authors. use technology to garner information about famous American authors. They have selected sites to explore. The information they save be used for a future Powerpoint.
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Language Arts, Music, Poetry: Blues Style
This instructional activity focuses on how the blues both operates as poetry and informs the poetry of many prominent African American poets. Students consider the poetic devices and recurring themes in blues lyrics and the significance...
Pre-K - 6th English Language 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 instructional activity, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th...
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Reading and Writing for Understanding: Booker T. and Langston Hughes
Explore famous Americans by viewing a slide-show presentation and reading their works. Learners view images of poetry by Langston Hughes and famous writings by Booker T. Washington. They read the book More Than Anything Else, and...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through Primary Sources
Learners investigate the history of African Americans by researching art and culture. In this Harlem Renaissance lesson plan, students complete a graphic organizer based on the artistic and musical history of Harlem in the early 1900's....
3rd - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Young scholars are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts