Harlem Renaissance

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Individuals expressed the Harlem Renaissance in diverse forms of art, ranging from poetry to photography to painting. Learners explore pieces using a carefully curated collection from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Included lessons ask scholars to make a quilt of famous artists and writers and analyze various pieces using discussion questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a classroom scavenger hunt using curated images from the Harlem Renaissance
  • Integrate one of the lessons to analyze a poem or create a mask similar to those of the Harlem Renaissance
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is intended as a guide for visiting the Harlem Renaissance exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but it works as a standalone as well
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Resource includes an extensive collection of visual art and literature from the Harlem Renaissance
  • Lessons are easy to integrate into other instruction or as a whole unit

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