ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 4 :
4 ) Identify cultural and economic developments in the United States from 1900 through the 1930s.

•  Describing the impact of various writers, musicians, and artists on American culture during the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age
Examples: Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Wyeth, Frederic Remington, W. C. Handy, Erskine Hawkins, George Gershwin, Zora Neale Hurston (Alabama)

•  Identifying contributions of turn-of-the-century inventors
Examples: George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Wilbur and Orville Wright (Alabama)

•  Describing the emergence of the modern woman during the early 1900s
Examples: Amelia Earhart, Zelda Fitzgerald, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Washington, suffragettes, suffragists, flappers (Alabama)

•  Identifying notable persons of the early 1900s
Examples: Babe Ruth, Charles A. Lindbergh, W. E. B. Du Bois, John T. Scopes (Alabama)

•  Comparing results of the economic policies of the Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover Administrations
Examples: higher wages, increase in consumer goods, collapse of farm economy, extension of personal credit, stock market crash, Immigration Act of 1924

[ARTS] VISA (6) 12 :
12) Interpret art by discerning contextual information and visual qualities to identify ideas and meaning.

Example: Students answer questions such as "Why are they leaving and where are they going?" in response to One Way Ticket in Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration Series.

[ARTS] VISA (6) 10 :
10) Compare and contrast works of art or design that reveal how people live around the world and what they value.

Example: Molas of Cuna Indians in Panama with Kente cloth of West Africa.

Subject: Social Studies (6), Arts Education (6)
Title: Harlem Renaissance Art - Compare and Contrast

Students will analyze visual art from Aaron Douglas's Aspects of Negro Life  using the digital resource and make connections to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Students will compare and contrast the works of Aaron Douglas and Jacob Lawrence.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.

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