Need an engaging introduction to your poetry unit or Black History Month activities?
This lesson provides background information about the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, and jazz poetry through primary source images and links to video clips. It includes a literary analysis writing assignment and rubric for analyzing style in Hughes’s poetry.
While this resource can be used as a standalone lesson, it does not provide instruction on poetry analysis in itself and is most effective as part of the complete unit.
♦ Slideshow presentation to project on your whiteboard
♦ Graphic organizer and doodle notes page
♦ Poetic devices definition cards and storage pocket for the interactive notebook
♦ Single point rubric for literary analysis essay
♦ Teacher Guide with discussion notes and sample answers
The lesson includes links to five outside sources:
YouTube audio recording of Hughes reciting his poem "One-Way Ticket"
YouTube video of a student project interpreting the poem
Google Maps view of Harlem today
video about the Harlem Renaissance from History.com
YouTube audio recording of 1920s style jazz music
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This item is the introduction to a unit bundle that also includes
Langston Hughes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
Langston Hughes "Dreams" and "Mother to Son"
Langston Hughes "Harlem" (Dream Deferred)
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Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance Unit Bundle
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