11th grade American Literature Unit Outline for the Harlem Renaissance Essential Questions: How did the disillusionment created in the aftermath of WWI lead to writing that detailed the modern plight? What was the Harlem Renaissance? How does the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance evoke the lives of African Americans during this time period? You will not need your Literature Book for this unit, but you should be prepared for class every day! *Note that agenda is subject to change* Day/ Date In Class Homework Tuesday Unit Outline- Disillusioned, Defiant, and Discontent Vocabulary due 1/27/09 Introductory Notes- The Harlem Renaissance tomorrow. Finish reading Examining the poetry of Langston Hughes- Annotating and annotating Hughes’ poetry. Wednesday Collect vocab homework Begin studying for 1/28/09 Fishbowl Activity- Hughes poetry vocabulary quiz Thursday 1/29/09 Friday 1/30/09 Monday 2/02/09 Tuesday 2/03/09 Wednesday 2/04/09 Thursday 2/05/09 Friday 2/06/09 Introduce Countee Cullen Jigsaw Activity- “From the Dark Tower,” “To Certain Critics,” “Heritage,” “Incident,” and “Saturday’s Child” Vocabulary quiz list 2 Zora Neal Hurston’s “Sweat” Lit term- gendered voice, religious symbolism, allegory Assign vocabulary list 3 Handout- How to analyze fiction Analyzing “Sweat” Grammar: Semicolon Jean Tommer and Claude McKay Un-magnetic poetry activity Distribute original poetry assignment Collect vocabulary homework Review grammar Review Harlem Renaissance for unit exam Poetry Balloon Release Harlem Renaissance Unit Exam Vocabulary quiz list 2 Assign research paper Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz. Finish reading “Sweat” over the weekend. Vocabulary due Wednesday. Complete grammar practice. Complete original poetry assignment. Vocabulary due tomorrow. Study for tomorrow’s unit exam. Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz. TBA.