In this lesson, students will be given a brief introduction to the Harlem Renaissance. They will first try and guess what the term means, and then they will watch a brief video. Next, the students will be put into groups and will be asked to conduct research about their person. They will be given a list of websites and a list of questions to help guide their research. Each group will then be given the chance to present their findings to the class by giving a brief presentation. Concepts in this lesson include jazz, Louis Armstrong, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, and Claude McKay.
This lesson plan includes a rational, Indiana state standards, national standards, assessment, a worksheet, a graphic organizer, and step-by-step instructions.
The guided reading worksheet included is from the following textbook:
Werner, E. J. (2009). Prentice Hall United States history: reconstruction to the present. (Indiana ed.). Boston, Mass.: Pearson/Prentice Hall.