Ramona La Roche

Unit: Harlem Renaissance Arts Integration Grade 4 Literature in PreK-12 School ICL 7154 April 12, 2009

Integrated Curricula Concepts
‡ Language Arts: narrative, story elements, main idea/details, poetry ‡ Social Studies: relationships, roles in society, cultural context within history ‡ Visual Arts: shape, color, space, rhythm, repetition, visualization of sound, art history, ‡ Music: auditory relationship to creativity in performing and visual arts; specifically Jazz.

South Carolina Art Standards
‡ IV. Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures ‡ Students will compare and contrast a variety of art objects, artists, and resources specific to South Carolina. ‡ VI. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines ‡ Students will compare and contrast the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context

creating collages while listening . and exploring jazz.. Related Topics. Learned) Chart. . ‡ Quilt making ‡ Jazz ‡ 5th graders will learn correlation of art. Want to Know. 5(a) will be addressed by creating Collage in the style of Romare Bearden. Further or later consideration ‡ Who were key figures of this period in in American history? ‡ What was the reason for this Renaissance? ‡ How did this era influence Bearden¶s works? Lesson Plan(s) Standards 4(a). and music by viewing materials and concepts related to quilts. history.Unit: Harlem Renaissance Questions Assess student¶s prior knowledge by using a KWL (Know.

1911 ‡ Died March 12. 1988 ‡ Graduated DeWitt Clinton High School Bronx. NY ‡ Played professional ‡ Collagist baseball in Negro League ‡ Political Cartoonist ‡ Writer . NC on September 2.Romare Bearden ‡ Born Charlotte.

creating collages while listening . history. ‡ Who were key figures of ‡ Quilt making this period that influenced ‡ Jazz ‡ 5th graders will learn correlation of art. and music by viewing materials and concepts related to quilts.. Questions to consider.Romare Bearden Lesson Plan Era: Harlem Renaissance Standards 4(a). Bearden¶s works? ‡ What was the reason for this Renaissance? . and exploring jazz. Related Topics. 5(a) will be addressed by creating Collage in the style of Romare Bearden.

The Conversation .

The Conversation Narrative that shows have ‡ A settingworks oftenwhere and when the story happened. ‡ Characters who may be people or animals. ‡ Events or actions that tell what is happening. .This picture by Romare Bearden is a story-telling or narrative artwork.

What details do you notice in the image? ‡ What objects do you recognize? ‡ What things do you not recognize? ‡ Is this artwork reality or fantasy? ‡ Why do you think that? .

Related Historical Periods which influenced Bearden¶s work. . DuBois ‡ Duke Ellington ± one of Bearden¶s 1st patrons MIGRATION . E. B. UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ‡ Coded collages compared to historical quilt making HARLEM RENAISSANCE peers ‡ Langston Hughes ‡ W.African Americans south to north.

quilts served as communication devices to pass coded information to enslaved persons on the run from slavery along the Underground Railroad. . ‡ During slavery.Underground Railroad ‡ Bearden¶s collages are often compared to the expressive artistry of African American quilt making.

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson . September 2007) ³The cut out book jacket design. and shows connections and courage. 2009. 3-4). 2009. She is left with memories and a piece of muslin cloth fabric that her mother gives her to hold on to. The media include chalk. 3-4).´ (Publishers Weekly Review. 3-4). Woodson¶s use of poetic narrative depicts a seven year old African American girl who is separated from her parents and sold into slavery. Years after emancipation. These quilts become a way to communicate to the captured. She is the teacher. The needle and thread become a means of support and a creative outlet for these women´ (La Roche. as well as in many others. from being sold during slavery and growing up on the plantation. She shows the children and women how to sew secret messages and directions into quilt patterns for those escapees seeking freedom. Author Woodson later shares with the reader that this book is actually about her own family lineage. Despite the loss of parents. p. 2009. They are a significant metaphor for both physical and expressive freedom´ (La Roche.‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ³Show Way provides readers with a rich historical and cultural framework of the significance of the quilting folk art tradition. p. and curve emphasize portraits. She finds herself on a living on a plantation in South Carolina. This elder woman is the plantation children¶s caretaker by day and their Freedom Storyteller by night. squares. watercolors and muslin. ³The book covers years of African American history. landscapes. stay connected through this art form. many generations of women in this family. passing on the traditional quilt making folk art. ³Her words became books that told the stories of many people¶s Show Ways. p. to freedom marches during the Civil Rights era. The illustrator¶s use of big triangles. The tactile experience serves at yet another way to explore our senses as we take this work into our very being´ (LaRoche. and Talbott¶s mixed media collage art work make this an exquisite piece in itself. she is connected and supported through the archetypal Big Mama. up until today.

music. . as is often indicated by the subject matter in many of his works.HARLEM RENAISSANCE ‡ Negro expression of American experiences through literature. his southern background. as well as his own experiences as an African American man. visual. and performing arts during the 1920s. He was a lover of Jazz. Bearden was highly influenced by this era.

Jean Toomer. 134) . James Weldon Johnson. p. (Dennis. Jessie Faucet.Harlem Renaissance Literature ‡ Claude McKay. Zora Neal Hurston ‡ More books published by Negro authors during the 20s than in any other decade of American history. Rudolph Fisher. Countee Cullen. Carter Woodson.

children¶s stories. ‡ 1st book of poems ± The Weary Blues ‡ Also wrote novels. ‡ ³Chose life experience over academic education´ (Dennis. and anthologies. ‡ Died May 22. p. . lyrics for musicals. 1967. Missouri. plays. newspaper columns. 1902 in Joplin. 138). short stories.Langston Hughes ‡ Born February 1.

Langston¶s Poems ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Mother to Son Juke Box Love Song Motto Life is Fine Theme for English 3 Harlem Night Club The Negro Speaks of Rivers Justice Still Here Cross Flatted Fifths ‡ Harlem (Dream Deferred) ‡ Hold Fast to Dreams ‡ Song for a Dark Girl ‡ Afro-American Fragment ‡ Dream Variations ‡ Song for Billie Holiday ‡ One Way Ticket ‡ Ballad of the Gypsy ‡ Be Bop Boys ‡ Quiet Girl ‡ Epilogue .

Zora Neal Hurston Author. stories and songs. to the drums of Haiti. the root of the rhythm of life. Ethnologist. Folklorist. 2004) provides readers with a wonderful story which highlights the importance of retaining culture as means to maintain order and balance within a society. Jamari¶s Drum (Bynum. Playwright ‡ Elements of storytelling as passed on through the elders. Zora documented from the Everglades of Florida. Jackson & Diakite. Anthropologist. the center. ‡ . The Drum is the heart.

So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neal Hurston ‡ An extraordinarily wonderful compilation of Hurston¶s work. The book features memorabilia and writing in Zora¶s hand. Lucy Anne Hurston. and unpublished poetry accompanies the book. A CD of her interview and songs. ‡ The book was compiled by Zora¶s niece. .Speak.

The latter was Florida¶s 1st Black attorney. Rosamond and James were brothers. Handy ‡ ³Jelly Roll´ Morton ‡ J.C. . Rosamond Johnson ‡ James Weldon Johnson ± ³Lift Every Voice and Sing´ Negro National Anthem.MUSIC Composers. Writers and Arrangers ‡ W.

Musical Productions ‡ Josephine Baker debuts in Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle¶s Chocolate Dandies (1923) .

and chorale works. April 29. including ballet and film scores. played Swing music. musicals.³Duke´ Ellington ‡ Edward Kennedy Ellington. jazz form.1899 ± May 24. 1974. . orchestral suites. ‡ Composed thousands of compositions.

To make the music fly! Each instrument raised its own voice. 18) . curling his notes like a kite tail in the wind´. One by one. (Pinkney.to improvise their solos.´ (Pinkney. 14) ³«on his sleek brass sax. p. each cat ««.Music & Art Style Juxtapositions ‡ Improvisation ‡ Does art have a voice like sound? ± ³Duke told his band to play whatever came to mind. 1998. p. 1998. With his own special way««..

Musical Styles & Concepts ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Ragtime Improvisation Swing Blues Folk Music Marches .

Gloomy Sunday .Vocalists Bessie Smith ± The Blues Ethel Waters Take The A Train recorded with Duke Ellington ‡ Billie Holiday Strange Fruit.

Jammin¶ at the Savoy .

and choreographer. ‡ Paul Robeson appears in The Emperor Jones by Eugene o¶Neill¶s (1921) . ‡ Florence Mills stars in Dixie to Broadway (1924) and Blackbirds (1926).Performing Arts ‡ Katharine Dunham ± Dancer. anthropologist. ³The Dunham Technique´ combined ballet. ethnologist. modern and Afro-Cuban style.

My family was a part of this great migration. leaving some communities deserted.THE GREAT MIGRATION ‡ ³Around the time when I was born. many African Americans from the south left home. and children labored in the fields. In the South.´ ‡ JACOB LAWRENCE. ARTIST . These were more reasons for people to move north. there was little opportunity for education. and travelled to cities in the North in search for a better life.

Composer ‡ Songwriter ± Billy Strayhorn ± Take the ³A´ Train (1941). Author. Songstress . Columnist.Related Arts Jobs ‡ Illustrator. ‡ Musician. Graphic Artist ‡ Author: Writer. Poet. Lyricist. hired by Duke Ellington 1939. ‡ Singer. Novelist. Playwright.

Famous Quotes ‡ "Well." ~ Romare Bearden . you do this and then you improvise. it [artistic method] is like jazz.

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