The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge has a great unit on the Harlem Renaissance
> Curriculum Unit Detail
> This five-lesson curriculum unit for grades 34 (adaptable for higher or lower
> grades) introduces students to Harlem, starting with black migration from
> Africa and from the American South to the North, to the Harlem Renaissance
> (including jazz musicians, visual artists, writers, and poets), and on to
> aspects of daily Harlem life (then and now) such as family storytelling and
> street games. The multiple lessons, which can be taught independently from one
> another, include a wide array of maps, research and analytical skills, and
> writing exercises, as well as student activities such as creating visual
> artworks, oral presentations, and dance pieces.
Subject: Harlem Renaissance lesson plans for new painters
Does anyone have any good lesson plans that would tie into an intro to
painting (after a unit on color theory) with the Harlem Renaissance?
Earlier this year the kids studied Romare Bearden, and since they're
currently working on a huge quilt, they just finished an art history
assignment on Faith Ringgold.
I'm STILL having a hard time making them understand just what Harlem is
(i.e. "a city in New York?"....sigh) and so I thought it might be
interesting to have a project that introduces another artist from Harlem
while jump-starting my beginning painters....