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William Ellisworth Artis – Educational Lesson - SL

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As a leading African-American sculptor during the Harlem Renaissance period, William Ellisworth Artis studied at the Art Students League of New York and worked as an instructor at the Nebraska Teachers College. Artis also taught at the 135th Street branch of the Harlem YMCA and inspired many Harlem youths interested in art and sculpture. This reading comprehension lesson about the creative genius of Artis will also inspire today's students. The corresponding questions will stimulate a student's interest in Artis' contribution to the Harlem Renaissance and the world of art.

Three fun facts about William Ellisworth Artis:

  • He is most famous for terra cotta sculptures of African American children.
  • He started teaching arts, crafts, and sculpture at the Harlem YMCA when he was still in high school.
  • He was hired by the College Art Association to paint murals and to teach soap carving to young people at community centers and churches.

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People learn in many different ways. One of the best ways to ensure that every lesson is forever remembered is by purchasing the supplemental lesson for each lesson. All of the supplemental lessons will contain three different activities to help build an understanding of the topic, and help reinforce what they have learned.

  • With your supplemental lesson, you can expect to receive a vocabulary list which will feature ten words and their definitions as they are related to the text.
  • For easy learning you will also enjoy ten fun facts that pertain to the lesson.
  • In addition to these tools, every supplemental lesson you also contain one word search puzzle.

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