Program Flyer: Harlem Renaissance

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Content Provider
Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
Harlem Renaissance
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 72 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English
Program Description
Travel back in time to bustling New York City in the 1920s and discover the art, literature and music produced by African Americans living in Harlem during this period. Students will be introduced to artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and photographer James Van Der Zee, as well as to the poetry of Langston Hughes.

Program Format
1. Discuss the word "renaissance" and highlight characteristics of Harlem Renaissance.
2. Compare motifs concerning the Harlem Renaissance in visual arts and literature using works by Augusta Savage, Romare Bearden, and Langston Hughes.
3. Short video clip of “Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes with student drawing activity.
4. Discuss factors leading to the Harlem Renaissance.
5. Discuss works of artists such as Jacob Lawrence and James Van Der Zee in documenting African American history.
1. The students will understand that the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s - 30’s was a period of enormous creativity including literature, performing arts, and visual arts.
2. The students will understand that several unique creative personalities emerged during the Harlem Renaissance, including artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and James Van
Der Zee.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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