Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was a very important period for African American cultural as we know it today. Our Harlem Roots history lesson plans will introduce students to the many people, places and events which help to shape this time period. Students will learn about the sacrifices and contributions of Langston Hughes, Mom’s Mabley, Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson. They will also learn about important events and places like the Savoy Ballroom, the Cotton, and the Apollo Theater. Students will celebrate the arts, dance, politics, publications and organizations that grow out of Harlem Renaissance and still exist today. The lessons are available for elementary school, middle school and high school students. We also have a supplemental lesson available to help reinforce what the student has learned. The lesson consists of ten vocabulary words, ten fun facts on the topic and a word search puzzle.