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Harlem Renaissance Presentation

Harlem Renaissance Presentation


11-12.RI.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

11-12.RI.2. Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

11-12.RI.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.) 

11th Grade English AP

Students will empathize with a speaker who has worked hard and experience oppression.

Students will become familiar with the life and work of Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes

Students will read and analyze Arna Bontemps', A Black Man Talks of Reaping and Langston Hughes' I, Too and Weary Blues.

Students will identify the Figurative Meaning, Extended Metaphor, mood, and theme of the poem by Arna Bontemps' A Black Man Talks of Reaping and Langston Hughes' I, Too and Weary Blues.

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Arna Bontemps' "A Black Man Talks of Reaping"

This short PowerPoint is for the use to review certain elements of the poem, "A Black Man Talks of Reaping." You are still responsible for the full poem analysis. You will need to add this content to your notes. Notes on the graphic organizers provided to you are allowed for the quiz

"Sunflowers" Charly Palmer


Source: Palmer, Charly."Legacies" Exhibitions.Thelma Harris Art Gallery. web.

Image and Theme

After reading Arna Bontemps' A Black Man Talks of Reaping, describe the Charly Palmers' painting. How does the image relate to the poem? 

"I, Too" Great Debaters

This video clip is take from the movie "The Great Debaters" it features Denzel Washington reciting Langston Hughes' "I, Too" poem.

Harlem Renaissance Crash Course

This video is meant to be a review of the Harlem Renaissance era. It focuses on poetry written by Langston Hughes, who is one of the poets we covered in class. It is just one of the resources that you will need to use for your final presentation.