Are you looking for a Harlem Renaissance research project that will HOOK your students? In this short research project, students discover one writer, artist, or musician from the Harlem Renaissance and present this person to the class in a PowerPoint.
This is an engaging, scaffolded research project to inspire all learners.
✅ Social Studies
✅ Black History Month
✅ and more!
This project is a great introduction to the Harlem Renaissance because students take the lead in this research activity. If your students aren’t quite ready to present in front of the class, you can use small-group presentations or set up a Gallery Walk.
I originally used this as an introduction to the Harlem Renaissance before we read Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. Are you interested in teaching Bronx Masquerade? This product is also part of the Bronx Masquerade Bundle!
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Your Harlem Renaissance research project includes:
⭐ Harlem Renaissance research PPT project guidelines (+ editable version in .doc)
⭐ List of possible Harlem Renaissance personalities (+ links to possible sources)
⭐ Research questions worksheet
⭐ Source sheet for recording sources
⭐ PPT checklist (+ editable version)
⭐ Rubrics – holistic & analytic (+ editable version)
⭐ Presentation peer & self-eval slips
⭐ MLA cheat sheet
⭐ Digital version
This Harlem Renaissance project was designed for an 8th grade enrichment class and was completed over five hour-long class periods. No out-of-school work was required. The first set of guidelines follows this time frame. You can give more time on the second version, which has no reference to number of days (you can write those in!) or required number of slides.