The Harlem Renaissance

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The Harlem Renaissance brought forth many American art forms including jazz, and the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Using a carefully curated set of documents from the Library of Congress, pupils see the cultural implications of the historical movement. The resource's documents are easy to integrate into existing instruction or to create new activities based on primary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use primary sources for a jigsaw discussion of elements of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Develop a WebQuest for learners to explore the primary sources and images
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils need high-quality copies of documents or Internet access to view them
Pros

  • Primary sources, such as rough drafts of Hughes' poetry, are intriguing
  • Mix of sources allows for easy adaption to a variety of learning styles
Cons

  • None