Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities

Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
Black History and Literature Bundle of Presentations and Activities
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February is dedicated to the celebration of Black History.
Art and literature are universal media engaging students and compelling them to appreciate not only the incredible accomplishments of black Americans throughout history, but also their emotions: strife, perseverance, discouragement, and triumph.

This bundled resource includes a span of presentations and activities to introduce or provide a new perspective to your students.
Included:

---Black Authors Throughout History: Group Research and Presentation Project:

---Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Reading and Writing Activity

---Harlem Renaissance Bundle: Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation about the era.

-----Five individual poet PowerPoint Presentations with Poetry Analysis

-----Harlem Renaissance Writer Research and Presentation Activity

---Martin Luther King Jr: “I Have a Dream” Speech PowerPoint Presentation with Analysis

---Civil Rights Movement: Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation

The following are the specifics of each resource:

---Black Authors Throughout History: Group Research and Presentation Project:
This project provides topics arranged according to eras.

For example:
---Slavery,
---Harlem Renaissance,
---Civil Rights.
Each era has a list of writers.
Students are directed to research the period and each author listed in that era.
Students are then required to determine a distinguishing characteristic of the author and provide an excerpt of the writer's work that illustrates that characteristic.
Clear direction is provided for gathering information, documenting and presenting.
Also included are examples of creative formats for presentations.
The assignment includes a scoring rubric.

---Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Reading and Writing Activity:

This speech is a compelling condemnation of slavery in the United States.
The speech is full of passion and effective rhetorical devices.
I use this resource to introduce the power of rhetoric to my kids.
Students are asked to imagine that they are members of the 1852 Rochester audience while they read and analyze Frederick Douglass's "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

There are 27 questions about
---content,
---diction,
---rhetorical devices, and
---allusions.

Throughout the questions are prompts that begin "as a member of the audience...."
Students are encouraged to respond with comments about their reactions and feelings about Douglass's remarks.

After analysis of the speech, students are assigned their own speech:
"Now, as a member of the audience that day in 1852, an abolitionist, imagine that you called a meeting for your coterie of reformers.
Write the speech that you would deliver to them.
A speech that would call on your members to arouse a storm, a whirlwind, an earthquake.
A speech that would initiate real change for the black man in America."
I provide specific directions for intro, body, and conclusion.
I also provide a scoring rubric.
A transcript of the speech is included.
I use clear font and provided space for student responses.
There are several relevant graphics.
I used Microsoft 2010 to create this document, so it is editable.

---Harlem Renaissance Bundle: Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation about the era.
Five individual poet PowerPoint Presentations with Poetry Analysis:

The Harlem Renaissance was a fascinating era in American history.
It was a time when art flourished, blacks established a new identity, and an oppressed faction of society found a voice that would lead to the Civil Rights movement in the United States.

To introduce students to this dynamic period in our history, I created a thorough PowerPoint presentation that includes 56 slides addressing:
---The Great Migration including photos and a map
---A detailed definition of Harlem Renaissance
---Discussion of literature featuring information and poems and excerpts from

*Langston Hughes
*Countee Cullen
*Jean Toomer
*Arna Bontemps
*Claude McKay
*Zora Neale Hurston

(These are the writers addressed in Prentice Hall's Adventures in American Literature textbook)

---Discussion of the themes of the visual artists
---Presentation and comment on the works of

*Aaron Douglas
*Palmer Hayden
*Augusta Savage
*Elis Wilson
*Archibald Motley

---Much attention devoted to Jazz performers:

*Louis Armstrong
*Duke Ellington
*Ella Fitzgerald
*Josephine Baker
*Dizzy Gillespie
*Billie Holiday

---Each artist is featured in an embedded video of a performance

---Discussion of the effects the era had on African American identity, expression (mention of Locke and Dubois), political change, and determination.
---There is also mention of White's response to the accomplishments of the "Negroes" and the lasting effect of giving the African Americans a voice with which to begin their fight for Civil Rights.

Sources are listed.
The slides are engaging, clear, and easy to read with white font on black background with beautiful graphics.
There is a 3-page worksheet on the last 3 slides.

Also included in this bundle are five other PowerPoint presentations devoted to prominent poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
These include:

Langston Hughes “The Negroe Speaks of Rivers” (21 slides)
Jean Toomer “Storm Ending” (10 slides)
Countee Cullen “From the Dark Tower” (14 slides)
Claude McCay “Tropics of New York” (13 slides)
Arna Bontemps “A Black Man Talks of Reaping” (12 slides)

Each of the poet presentations includes a poet biography and line by line analysis of the poem.

I use clear font and relevant, illustrative graphics.

Also included in the bundle are two research/presentation projects.
These activities can be completed by students individually or with partners or in groups.

The first is the history of black authors research and presentation project (described above).

The second project focuses on Harlem Renaissance writers.

This essay assignment requires students to choose a prominent writer (poet, fiction, non-fiction) from a list of eight Harlem Renaissance writers:

---Hurston
---Fauster
---Cullen
---Locke
---Dubois
---Garvey
---Johnson

I provide a brief description of each and a photo.
Students must provide a piece of writing, poem, or excerpt by the author.
Students must then choose a common theme from a list of six or identify their own and proceed to formulate a thesis statement and main points based on the theme.
They are directed to cover at least three main points in their discussion and provide at least six illustrative quotes.
I provide a simple checklist for editing content.
I use clear font.
Attractive format.
Finally, there is an activity that requires students to create a presentation:
Students choose from a list of Harlem Renaissance Writers and prepare a PowerPoint presentation for their classmates.
They are required to do a line by line analysis and a discussion of figurative language, themes, etc.
They are also encouraged to provide a historical context for the piece.
Also included is a brief introduction to Harlem Renaissance writing and the common themes.
These resources are editable, customizable for your class!

---Martin Luther King Jr: “I Have a Dream” Speech PowerPoint Presentation with analysis:

A line by line analysis of content and rhetoric and much more!
---Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech,
---discussion of the history of discrimination in America,
---recognition of strides made against discrimination, and
---related class activities.

I have pasted each paragraph from the speech on a slide with a
corresponding graphic.
Some slides include brief commentary
--eg. George Wallace on the slide mentioning discrimination in Alabama.
Following the speech are discussion and questions regarding
--colonists and
--native Americans,
--slavery in America, and
--Japanese internment camps.

There is information provided about the
--13th and 15th Amendments and the
--Civil Rights Act of 1964.
--Stereotyping and its effect are addressed followed by six questions about discrimination today.

The 51 slides are attractive with red background and a clear font in white.

---Civil Rights Movement: Comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation:

This product is a 51-slide presentation discussing the Civil Rights Movement in America from the Emancipation Proclamation through the 70’s and 80’s.
Included are topics such as

--Jim Crow Laws,
--Separate but Equal doctrine,
--Voting Acts,
--Civil Rights Act,
--Brown v. Board of Education,
--Montgomery bus boycott,
--sit-ins,
--march from Selma to Montgomery, and
--Black Nationalism.

Notable figures of the movement are included:

--Martin Luther King Jr.,
--Malcolm X,
--Rosa Parks,
--Andrew Goodman,
--John F. Kennedy,
--Elijah Muhammed, and
--Lyndon Johnson.

Prominent organizations:

--NAACP,
--Southern Christian Leadership Conference,
--Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee,
--Congress of Racial Equality,
--Mississippi Freedom Democracy Party,
--Lowndes County Freedom Organization, and
--Black Panther Party

There are over 75 relevant graphics.
Thank you for your consideration.
Please see the preview and contact me with any questions. Lori

Thank you for your consideration of this resource.
To see each individual product, please visit my Black History,
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Black History and Literature Resources

Enjoy! Lori

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