I like to begin this unit with clips from the Cotton Club and short documentaries on the Harlem Renaissance Movement. Playing music from this era really establishes the mood of this period.
There are 8 work stations, each takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. I put students into groups of 4-5. I explain how to do each work station before they begin. The students sit with their groups and I give each group one of the folders. While they work, I circulate around the room to assist. I give them a five-minute warning and at 30 minutes they rotate the folders clockwise to the next group. It continues in this fashion until all folders have been completed. To break up the time a bit, I find short videos pertaining to some aspect of this period.