Welcome: Discovering the Harlem Renaissance
Description: In this WebQuest, students will take on roles--such as Talent Agent, Politician, or Historian--and investigate the Harlem Renaissance from the personal level to the overarching historical context. They will encounter the literary art, personal biographies, political views, and historical events that came out of this time in American history. This WebQuest will work as an excellent introduction into any unit that approaches racial issues in America. It is also prepared in a manner which leaves it amenable to both Language Arts and History classes.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Art / Music
Keywords: Harlem, Renaissance, Harlem Renaissance, art, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Eric Walrond, Helene Johnson, Wallace Thurman, Richard Bruce Nugent, Aaron Douglas, Alta Douglass, Rudolph Fisher, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Sharecropping, Jim Crow, Elaine Race Riot, Race riots, great migration, NAACP, Black, african american, art history, black art, minstrel, blackface, minstrel shows, blackface shows, history, english, language arts, 1920, 1930, 1920s, 1930s, racism, racial, race, segregation, black nationalism, separatism, white supremecy
Author(s): Mr. Foster