Day 1

Langston Hughes: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Harlem Renaissance: Part 1

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    Students will learn about the Harlem Renaissance, identifying specific, individual topics for long-term research.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Langston Hughes was one of the brightest stars of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of artistic fruitfulness in the African-American community from roughly 1910-1935. To better understand Hughes's context, students will research this period and and report on major figures, places, and events.

    First, have students conduct research on the...

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