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Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the major names from the Harlem Renaissance during Black History Month? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to find out some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each trading card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they did that contributed to the history of the Harlem Renaissance. Decide how many you'd like students to do and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!
Students will need access to Google Slides and if you use Google Classroom you can make a copy for each student and they can type directly in the file. No more copy machines!!
Also available as a paper version
32 Famous Figures from the Harlem Renaissance: Paper Version
For each person students will identify the following:
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Cause of Death
Contribution to the Harlem Renaissance
The famous figures for this activity are:
1. A. Philip Randolph
2. Aaron Douglas
3. Arna Bontemps
4. Art Tatum
5. Bessie Smith
6. Bill “Bonjangles” Robinson
7. Billie Holiday
8. Cab Calloway
9. Charles S. Johnson
10. Charlie Parker
11. Chick Webb
12. Claude McKay
13. Count Basie
14. Countee Cullen
15. Dizzy Gillespie
16. Duke Ellington
17. Henry “Red” Allen
18. Jacob Lawrence
19. Jean Toomer
20. Jelly Roll Morton
21. Jesse Redmon Fauset
22. Joe “King” Oliver
23. Josephine Baker
24. Langston Hughes
25. Lois Mailou Jones
26. Louis Armstrong
27. Marcus Garvey
28. Nella Larsen
29. Rudolph Fisher
30. W.E.B. Du Bois
31. Wallace Thurman
32. Zora Neale Hurston
This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!
Check out the paper version
of some of my other History Trading Cards:
32 Famous Figures from the Civil War Era: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Authors in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Reformers from the Progressive Era (1890-1920): Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Scientists in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Women in American History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from World War II: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Industrial Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete
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