The duration of this lesson is two days.
The first activity is a web quest in which students will access web sites given to correctly answer the questions on the handout.
An answer key for the web quest has been provided. There are a total of 12 questions for the web quest.
The 22 slide introductory PowerPoint introduces to students the Harlem Renaissance. Students will understand the African American identity crisis and the efforts of many to absolve this crisis which resulted into the Renaissance.
There are many photos and a map of Harlem to aid students’ understanding on the PowerPoint.
The PowerPoint will also discuss Cullen's poem and the significance of Cullen's allusions to Ancient Greek figures.
During the class discussion of students' answers to the assignment, students will easily make the connection of Cullen's poem to the most prominent themes explored during the Harlem Renaissance.