ERIC Number: ED476282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Harlem. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
This curriculum unit for Grades 3-4 (adaptable for higher or lower grades) introduces students to Harlem, starting with black migration from Africa and from the American South to the North, to the Harlem Renaissance (including jazz musicians, visual artists, writers, and poets), and on to aspects of daily Harlem life (then and now), such as family storytelling and street games. The unit's multiple lessons, which can be taught independently from one another, include a wide array of maps, research and analytical skills, and writing exercises, as well as student activities such as creating visual artworks, oral presentations, and dance pieces. The following lessons are part of the unit: Harlem: Creative Voices of Harlem; Harlem: Street Games; and Harlem: The Great Migration. Each lesson offers an overview; suggests length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligences being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources; and addresses National Standards for Arts Education and other standards. Each lesson also identifies instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed instructional plan; suggests assessment and extension activities; and lists teacher references. The first lesson contains extensive additional information about Harlem's artists. (NKA)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, Grade 3, Grade 4, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Popular Culture, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Urban Areas, Urban Environment
For full text: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curricula.cfm?subject_id=LNA.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)