Looking for connecting art, history, culture, and ELA? This unit asks students to read about the Harlem Renaissance, consider African American culture, and collaborate on creating an artwork in the style of artist Aaron Douglas.
Included in this ZIP file is the lesson plan, reference images, student examples, a reflection sheet, grading rubric, and additional resources.
This lesson is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school grade levels.
The objectives for this lesson are: Observe qualities of Aaron Douglas’s style of art; Plan, develop, and create works of art inspired by other artists (both individually and collaboratively); Utilize language and vocabulary of art; Demonstrate an understanding of African American culture; Reflect on completed works of art.
Please see my blog post featuring this lesson: http://mrskart.blogspot.com/2017/05/collaborative-harlem-renaissance.html