Instead of delivering a (dare I say it) boring lecture on the Harlem Renaissance, let your students discover what this literary and cultural movement is all about with these engaging learning stations. This activity comes with 4 different stations, each of which contains an text/excerpt that reveals key characteristics or themes of the movement. After all 4 stations, students should be able to synthesize key ideas from all 4 texts in order to explain the Harlem Renaissance.
Texts include authors like Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois. These are primary sources rich for meaningful analysis, whether that analysis occurs in an an ELA or History classroom!
This activity works perfectly paired alongside Harlem Renaissance poetry. I use it as an introductory activity, but I honestly think you could use it in the middle of a unit to complement what you are already doing!