This bundle includes an assignment sheet, outline rubric, presentation rubric, and pre-made Cornell Notes sheets for students. Here's how these elements create a student-led exploration of the Harlem Renaissance.
Students select a person from a list of Harlem Renaissance contributors to research. They are given a list of things to research about this person. After researching, students work in small groups (3-4 works well) to put together a formal outline detailing information about their person, as well as a poster about their person.
Students then present their posters "science fair style." Half of the student groups present their information to the other small groups in 3-4 minute presentations. Students who are not presenting must visit each small group and take notes on the featured Harlem Renaissance artist using their Cornell Notes sheet.
While listening to and monitoring presentations, I completed the presentation rubrics for each small group. I had students turn in their outlines for a formal assessment (using the rubric).
This is an engaging, student-directed way for students to learn about many artists from the era of the Harlem Renaissance. You could easily add more names to the list, or interchange the topic of the presentation from the Harlem Renaissance to match something from another era, content area, or curriculum.
**Since I included all of the handouts in one upload the various forms are properly spaced for your printing needs. If anything appears improperly spaced or distorted in previews, please know it will correct itself when it is downloaded into word or uploaded to Google Docs.