Lesson Plan for Harlem Renaissance Skit/Script
by Deyior Dunbar and Yasmin Brown
Purpose/Goal: To show the impact that African American literature and culture has had
on history and present day conditions.
Objective: Participants will demonstrate the ability to analyze historical figures and
historical figures of the Harlem Renaissance that have had positive
influences on how we live today . The participant’s research will allow
them to draw conclusions that they can apply to their skit and script.
Set: Using the information that will be researched the students will complete
the first two steps of the KWL chart.(What I know? What I want to
Activity: Students will create a play that incorporates historic figures, events,
social and political conditions that have had a significant effect on our
society today. The student’s play must be twofold in regards to making
connections between the past (Harlem Renaissance) and the present.
Questions: How has the Harlem Renaissance influenced history in regards to
What literary, social, and political figures were involved in the Harlem
What was the effects of the Harlem Renaissance on African Americans
and American society as a whole?(Look at the big picture. Make
Outcome: Written typed report and accurately historically based performance. This
will incorporate various forms all multi-intelligence.
Observation and Analysis
Closure: The play will be recorded by video. This video will be critically analyzed
to find strong points. The KWL chart should be completed with what the