Harlem Renaissance

Description

Students will be introduced to the era of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of time between 1920-1940 marked by artists who lived and worked in Harlem, New York City. These artists and writers created inspiring works about being African American.

Objective

Students will see how artists expressed themselves and their heritage and their beiliefs through art and literature. They will study the words from authors such as Langston Hughes, and look at the art of Aaron Douglas, to in turn be inspired to create their own pieces of self expression through writing and painting.

Materials

Writings and works of Harlem Renaissance authors and artists. Visuals of the artwork from that era including the works of Aaron Douglas. Traveling exhibit from teachersdiscovery.com

Other Information

This is a great enrichment for a lesson on the Harlem Renaissance or Civil Rights.

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