Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lesson 21

Harlem Renaissance Project

Lessons 18 – 22

Berea Middle School

Days Four (Lessons 21)

Today, we will take time to finish our Harlem Renaissance project. By the end of this class, you should have AT LEAST SIX slides in your PowerPoint presentation:

1. Title Slide – this should have the name of the artist and your name.

2. Five facts about your person (Encyclopedia)

3. Paragraph about an important life event, such as a tragedy or stroke of good luck (Newspaper)

4. Paragraph about an important day or an important piece of art, music, poem that the person created (Magazine)

5. What can you conclude about your character’s life based on what you have read?

6. Works Cited: Citations for Encyclopedia, Newspaper, Magazine.

NOTE: Be sure to save your completed PowerPoint in your home directory in your English Studies Folder so that Mrs. Gibbs can grade it!

Write down any strategies you’ve found helpful!

You may ask your elbow buddy for help with the project, but each person must submit his or her own PPT.

What I conclude about my artist:

Strategies:

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lesson 20 - Harlem project/magazines

Harlem Renaissance Project

Lessons 18 – 22

Berea Middle School

Day Three (lesson 20)

Today you will use an online magazine to find information about a special day in the life, or the work, of the Harlem Renaissance artist you have chosen to research. You should do the following things by the end of the day.

1. Use this page to record notes about the work of your artist. Then, make a PPT slide with this information on it.

2. Put a citation for the article that you used on the citations slide at the end of your PPT.

3. Upload the new version of the PPT into your home directory in your English Studies Folder. (This will be graded, so you must do it today.

4. Write the strategies you learned today on the back of this sheet. If you share your strategy with the class during the sharing time at the end, you will receive a raffle ticket!

Note: You may ask your elbow buddy for help with the project, but each person must submit his or her own PPT.

Notes:

Artist’s name: _________________________________________

Date of article: ___________________________________

What type of work did they produce? (art, music, writing, etc.)

What was the magazine article about? Was it a review, a commentary?

Interesting things I learned about the artist:

Citation:

“____________________________________.”___________________. Title of Article Online Name of Magazine

_____________. ______________________________________.

Year of Publication Publisher

_________________. <_________________________________________.>

Date of Access URL

Strategies I learned:

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lesson 19

Harlem Renaissance Project

Lessons 18 – 22

Berea Middle School

Day Two (lesson 19)

Today you will use an online newspaper to find information about an event in the life of the Harlem Renaissance artist you have chosen to research. You should do the following things by the end of the day:

  1. Use this page to record notes about an interesting or important event in the life of your artist. Then, make a PPT slide with this information on it. Let’s think about a title for the slide…
  1. Put a citation for the newspaper article that you use on the citations slide at the end of your PPT.
  1. Upload the new version of the PPT into your home directory in your English Studies Folder. (This will be graded today, so you must do it today!)

Note: You may ask your elbow buddy for help with the project, but each person must submit his or her own PPT.

Notes:

Artist’s name (who): _________________________________________

Date of article (when): ___________________________________

What happened?

Where did it happen?:

Why was it important enough to print in a newspaper?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Interesting things I learned about the artist?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Citation:

“____________________________________.”___________________. Title of Article Online Name of Newpaper

____________. ______________________________________.

Year of Publication Publisher

_________________. <_________________________________________.>

Date of Access URL


Strategies I learned:



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Lesson 18

Taught on January 22, 2008

Today we will begin our Harlem Renaissance project. You will select an artist from the Harlem Renaissance and create a PPT about that person.

Today we will focus exclusively on online encyclopedias. You will go to the encyclopedias and look for articles on your artist.

Encyclopedias are great when you want an overview of a topic. It's a good place to start when you begin a topic. If you are looking for a person, it gives you biographical information, such as where your person was born or when he/she died.

You will use the guided note taking sheet that we give you in class to take note on the article from the encyclopedia.

Then, you will create a slide for your PPT to show the information that you read in this article, writing the information in your own words.