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  1. Harlem Renaissance Mr. Grote Senior English

  2. What Was It? Explosion of creativity in Harlem, New York during the 1920’s. • Intellectual Dialogue • Literary and Artistic Creativity • Blues and Jazz • Dance and Musical Integration

  3. Langston Hughes Born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri Published first poem in 1921, The Negro Speaks of Rivers Wrote of African Americans daily lives, their anger, and their love

  4. “Harlem” Take out a piece of paper. Read the poem, Page 255 in supplemental text Jot down some of your initial reactions. Why has the dream been deferred? What does Hughes mean by explode? Any other prevalent imagery? Remember to show evidence from text!!!

  5. Assignment Time!!! Create a Brochure for the Harlem Renaissance Groups of 2 or 3 Include the Following: Maps Information on Influential People Quotes Important Dates Description of Living Conditions

  6. Helpful Websites http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html http://encarta.msn.com www.google.com

  7. Indiana Standards Met 12.3.5 Analyze and evaluate works of literary or cultural significance in American, English, or world history that reflect or shed light on the seminal philosophical, religious, social, political, or ethical ideas of their time. 12.5.2 Write responses to literature that: - demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the significant ideas in works or passages. - analyze the use of imagery, language, universal themes, and unique aspects of the text. - support statements with evidence from the text.