The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)

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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 document, and older illustrated maps of Harlem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For the document analysis station, have group members highlight the words and phrases that build the satire in the piece
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires extensive prep time to make copies and transparencies, to prepare packets, and to set up the four stations
  • Presumes class members are familiar with the Harlem Renaissance and the economic factors that led so many African Americans to relocate in Harlem
Pros

  • The 33-page packet includes an analysis tool for each station, extensions and adaptations, an essay assessment, and a rubric for the essay
Cons

  • None