The Harlem Renaissance a cultural, Social, and Artistic Explosion



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The Harlem Renaissance

A Cultural, Social, and Artistic Explosion
Your Quest:
To better appreciate this inspiring time in our nation’s history, you will research and create a project that illustrates your learning about the cultural, social, and artistic elements of the Harlem Renaissance.

Essential Questions:




  1. How do people react to periods of social and cultural change?

  2. How do art, music, and literature reflect the time period it is created in?

  3. How do art, music, and literature influence the time period it is created in?

Goals:



  • Research, evaluate, and synthesize information about the Harlem Renaissance from varied resources

  • Highlight your understanding of the Harlem Renaissance through the creation of an exhibit

  • Make connections across varied disciplines (i.e. art, music, literature, poetry)

  • Demonstrate an understanding, through an electronic presentation, discussion, and reflective writing, of the effects of the Harlem Renaissance on African Americans and America itself

Your Creation:


The Harlem Renaissance was a time of creativity and expression. The artists of this time wanted to celebrate their culture and share their ideas and talents. You will also be working to create a project that shows your learning and appreciation for this movement.
Your final project will be a reflective electronic anthology (collection of works).
You may work individually or in a group of up to three people. Choose carefully as you will all receive the same grade.

Step 1: Write the preface to your anthology


To gain background knowledge, you will begin by researching the time period of the Harlem Renaissance.

Research criteria
Using the links provided and any others you find helpful, research the following topics. Gather specific information to help you to understand and write about the time period, cultural movement, influential people, and social and political change.
You may not cite Wikipedia or any other online encyclopedia as a source for this project.
Research links:
The Harlem Renaissance 1900-1940

The Harlem Renaissance and the Flowering of Creativity

A Guide to the Harlem Renaissance Materials

Harlem Renaissance multimedia resource

Online NewsHour Forum: Harlem Renaissance

Rhapsodies in Black

Perspectives on American Literature

Southern Road and the “New Negro Renaissance”

Eyecon Art: The Harlem Renaissance

Arts & Culture

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Jazz Age Culture

Drop Me Off in Harlem

The Social Contributions of the Harlem Renaissance

Poets.org (for researching specific poets and poetry)


  1. Create a document on google docs called “Harlem Renaissance Notes.”

    • Share the document with your partner(s) and me

  2. Create or upload a dialectical journal (see example below) on this document so you and your partner(s) can share the information you find.

  3. Create a new dialectical journal for each source you use to make notes.

  4. Create a citation in easybib for each source you use for notes.

  5. You might not fill in each square for each source, but you do eventually want notes on each aspect of the required research.







Notes in your own words

Use quotation marks for direct quotes

Thoughts/reactions to notes

Answer the “So what?”

Notes on the movement itself (who, what, where, when, why)







Notes on significance to African-American people







Notes on the social and political impact of the Harlem Renaissance






Source # _____
Easybib citation for this source:
When you are confident with your knowledge of the background of the Harlem Renaissance, write the preface for your anthology.
Preface: A preface written by you about the Harlem Renaissance that describes

  • the movement

  • the significance of the movement to the African-American people

  • the social and political impact this movement had on society

The preface should be 500-700 words



  • Create a document in google docs and call it “Preface”

  • Share it with your partner and me

  • The preface should have a clear thesis and recognizable introduction, body, and conclusion

    • Though I will not require an outline, you should all create one before drafting

  • Be sure to give credit any time you have borrowed ideas by using parenthetical citations

    • First word of the bibliography citation in parentheses

    • Period on the OUTSIDE the parentheses

    • I should be able to look back at your notes page and find your notes, source, and ideas there

    • Minimum of 5 citations from three different sources

  • Be sure that any material you are using word for word is in quotation marks

    • Minimum of 1 direct quote

  • Let me know when your draft is done so I can review it before you publish it

Step 2: Poets of the Harlem Renaissance


  • Choose three poems by three separate Harlem Renaissance poets who you think best represent the era.

  • Include a picture of the poet.

  • For each poem write a one-paragraph (c-wee-wee-c) introduction that illustrates your understanding of the poem and the poet’s contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Include the poem.

  • Write a one-paragraph (c-wee-wee-c) personal response to the poem.

Step 3: Artists of the Harlem Renaissance




  • Choose three artistic representations (not including the one on the cover) that epitomize the era.

  • For each work piece, write a one-paragraph introduction to the piece that illustrates your understanding of the artwork and the artist’s contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.

  • For each piece of artwork, write a one-paragraph personal response.

  • Create a Voicethread for this section, and place a link to the Voicethread on your page.

Step 4: Musicians of the Harlem Renaissance




  • Choose three musicians who gained fame during the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Write a detailed description of their work, including style, themes, and genres.

  • Locate and provide lyrics.

  • Include an audio/video versions when possible.

  • **Extra credit: turn this into a photostory.

Step 5: Create a final works cited page




  • Include all the sites you used throughout the project, including those for images and video

    • Minimum of three

  • Alphabetize the entries

  • Space them correctly

    • Double spaced ALL the way (no quadruple between entries)

    • Indent second and successive lines

  • Remember: NO encyclopedia sources

Step 6: Epilogue



  • Write an epilogue (250-word minimum) about your learning throughout this unit

    • What has researching this movement and creating the anthology taught you about the Harlem Renaissance?

    • How has creating this anthology changed or enhanced your perception of Black-American culture and this time period and its impact on America?

    • What have you learned about yourself as a learner?

  • Create a Wordle for the names and most important words connected with the Harlem Renaissance

Step 7: Design your anthology



  • Create the introductory page on your Wiki

  • Design the rest of your anthology

Anthology Requirements
Cover page:

  • Relevant title

  • An artistic design that may be an original creation or the work of another. It must be relevant.

  • Editors (you and your partner)

  • Due date


Table of Contents
Preface: A preface written by you about the Harlem Renaissance that describes

  • the movement

  • the significance of the movement to the African-American people

  • the social and political impact this movement had on society

  • Approximately 500-700 words with parenthetical citations


Poets

  • Three poems by three separate poets.

  • A picture of each.

  • Each poem needs a one-paragraph introduction to the poet and the poem that illustrates your understanding of the poem and the poet’s contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Each poem also needs a one-paragraph personal response to the poem.


Artists

  • Three artistic representations (not including the one on the cover).

  • Each work needs a one-paragraph introduction to the artist and the artistic rendering that illustrates your understanding of the artwork and the artist’s contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.

  • Each piece of artwork also needs a one-paragraph personal response.


Musicians

  • A detailed description of three musicians of the time period and an explanation of their music including themes and genres.

  • If you can locate lyrics, include those as well.


Epilogue

  • An epilogue (250-word minimum) about your learning throughout this unit

    • What has researching this movement and creating the anthology taught you about the Harlem Renaissance?

    • How has creating this anthology changed or enhanced your perception of Black-American culture and this time period?

    • What have you learned about yourself as a learner?



Works cited

  • A works cited page that contains a minimum of three sources formatted using MLA style.




  • Special notes:

    • Remember to cite the artist and title of the artwork for each piece that you use.

    • Do not name the same individual for multiple genres.

      • For example, if you name Countee Cullen as a poet, you may not name him as one of your writers.


Personal Expression and Point of View
Creativity
You should express yourself through the use of design, color, and so on to make this anthology uniquely yours. You may use creative fonts for titles and such; however, use normal fonts for dense text.
Point of View
All writing should be in third person with the exception of the epilogue and the personal response paragraphs for individual poems and artwork. These only may be written in first point of view.
Don’t let anything slip into second person (you, your).
Anthology evaluation Name(s)___________________________
_____/05 Introductory page
_____/20 Preface notes
_____/40 Preface—movement, significance to African-American, political and social impact

    • Minimum of 5 correct parenthetical citations

    • Minimum of 1 direct quote

_____/30 Poems with introductions and response
_____/50 Artwork voicethread with introductions and response
_____/30 Musicians
_____/20 Works cited page
_____/20 Epilogue
_____/10 Wordle
_____/10 Presentation—neat, attractive, easy to read
_____/20 Sentence maturity, third person, active voice
_____/20 Grammar, usage, mechanics
_____/00 Photostory
_____/00 Poem reading
_____/275 Total

Extra credit

On your own, choose a poem to read aloud to the class.



  • Must be at least 12 lines long

  • Must be composed by a Harlem Renaissance poet

Write an introduction to the poem that briefly



  • describes the key ideas in the poem

  • what the poem means to you

  • why you chose it


Sign up as soon as you have a poem you want to read, as we will hear each poem only once.

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