Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

94 reviewed resources for african american poets

Videos (Over 2 Million Educational Videos Available)
Prepositional Phrases for Kids | English Grammar Video Video
11:22
Prepositional Phrases for Kids | English...
Who was Frederick Douglass? Video
3:07
Who was Frederick Douglass?
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer? Video
5:10
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer,...
Other Resource Types ( 94 )
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

The Happy Game: Famous African Americans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Ten questions about famous African-Americans are presented in this interactive presentation. If a question is answered correctly, "Happy," the smiley face, is happy; if it is answered incorrectly, he is sad and sick. "Happy" will keep...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

Dream in Color — Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Celebrate diversity with a toolkit designed to inspire young poets to develop their own voices. After examining poems by African American poets, individuals craft their own poetic stories. The packet features poems by Gwendolyn Brooks,...
Lesson Planet

Dream in Color - High School

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether focusing on African American poets, Black History Month, or the poetic experience, an amazing toolkit that encourages learners to develop unique poetic voices deserves a place in your curriculum. 
Lesson Planet

The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides...
Lesson Planet

Deep like Rivers: Four African American Poets of the 1920s and 1930s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine work by outstanding African American poets from the time period of the 1920s and 1930s. They study aspects of American and African American social, cultural and artistic history that influenced the content of some of the...
Lesson Planet

African American Poetry: Family and Traditions

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are introduced to the elements of African-American poetry. As a class, they are read different types of poems to discover there are different styles of poems and practice rhyming words. They share information on their family...
Lesson Planet

The Stranger Redeemed: A Portrait of a Black Poet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read and analyze poems by African-American authors. Using the text, they identify the various patterns, subjects, language and dialects used. Then team up to compare and contrast the various authors and define new vocabulary. The...
Lesson Planet

The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
Lesson Planet

Poetry: A View of African American Life,

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze many examples of African-American poetry and examine how different poems reflect the cultural experiences of African-Americans. The poems and spirituals chosen are very effective for public presentation.
Lesson Planet

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY BEFORE EMANCIPATION

For Teachers 8th
Explore poetry written by African-Americans before emancipation. 8th graders create collages, and explain why they chose specific stanzas. They display the collages on the class bulletin board that demonstrate an understanding of the...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

What Is the American Dream?

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative...
Lesson Planet

Understanding and Appreciating Poetry: Afro-Americans and Their Poetry

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to poems written by African-American authors. As a class, they read excerpts of poems from different time periods and discuss how and if anything has changed over time with discrimination and equal rights...
3:33
Lesson Planet

Langston Hughes- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
When delving into such writings as "I Too Sing America" or "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by poet, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes, don't forget to provide this important historical background information on the Harlem Renaissance...
Lesson Planet

Blues and Langston Hughes 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The activity focuses on Langston Hughes, an African American poet, and teaches scholars about blues music and its creation. Academics listen to blues music, write poems, and compare the differences in the types of blues music to gain an...
Lesson Planet

Blues and Langston Hughes 3–5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Anybody can sing the blues. An engaging lesson highlights African American poet Langston Hughes and explains blues music and poetry. Scholars research Langston Hughes, listen to blues music, and compose a blues poem to strengthen their...
Lesson Planet

Pass It On: African American Poetry to Inspire Writing

For Teachers K - 8th
Students read through poems in a book called Pass it On. There are 19 poems from famous African American poets contained in the book. The poems are specialized for children and after the children have learned about the author and about...
Lesson Planet

Primary Documents: WWII Poetry of African Americans

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars read and analyze poems written by African American women during World War II. They read the poems, complete discussion questions, participate in a class discussion, and write an original poem about the African American...
Lesson Planet

African American Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students write their own dream poems in the style of African American dream poetry.  In this African American poetry lesson, students discuss the dreams of African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement  and read Langston Hughes's...
Lesson Planet

Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the African American culture in the 1920's and the Harlem Renaissance. They read and analyze poems written by poets of the Harlem Renaissance, listen to jazz music and identify the characteristics of the music, and...
Lesson Planet

African-American Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore websites about famous African-Americans. They work in pairs to decide on an African American who should be honored with a stamp. They write a letter recommending this person for a stamp including appropriate reason why...
Lesson Planet

Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series: Removing the Mask

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Describe, analyze, compare and contrast poets from the Harlem Renaissance. Critical thinkers analyze the imagery, characterization, tone, symbolism, and historical context of  Jacob Lawrence, Helene Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. A...
Lesson Planet

Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Young scholars 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...
Lesson Planet

Affrilachia

For Teachers 8th Standards
What makes a culture unique? Learners research life in the Appalachia region of the United States. Poetry, music, and oral history create Affrilachia, the term used to describe the lifestyle of the area. African-American mountain culture...
Lesson Planet

The Education Element of the Harlem Renaissance and Its Impact on the New Negro

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate African American history by researching culture. In this Harlem Renaissance activity, students identify the teachings, music and art associated with African Americans in Harlem in the early 20th century. High...