The United States in the 1920s: The New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance

Music, writing, and activism all tell the story of history! The resource uses these elements and more in a presentation to discuss the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. Your class views biographies, discusses important events, and analyzes primary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide learners with graphic organizers to take notes 
  • Give scholars a research project to study each figure in more depth
Classroom Considerations
  • Take into account the sensitivity of some topics to class members
  • Builds primary resource skills
  • Increases interdisciplinary learning of history, culture, music, and the arts
  • Includes review questions for the end of the presentation

Common Core