Harlem Renaissance

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The music and literature of the Harlem Renaissance defined American culture, including its poetry. Using a poem from the period, individuals explore its musical qualities and how it is reflective of the period. Then, they use what they learned to write their own poems about personal experiences.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Listen to jazz to compare the music to the poem included in the resource
  • Create a class anthology of poetry reflective of personal experiences 
Classroom Considerations

  • Primary source image is fuzzy and may be hard for some to read 

  • Activities integrate personal experiences into learning
  • Lesson includes a variety of modalities for instruction

  • None
Common Core