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Culturally responsive teaching: The Harlem Renaissance in an urban English class
English Journal (2007)
  • Andrea Stairs-Davenport, University of Southern Maine
Abstract

A lesson on the Harlem Renaissance that was taught by two student teachers in a Boston high school used culturally responsive teaching to help them be successful in the urban classroom. The student teachers, who knew their students and the types of activities that would engage them, planned a lesson with both variety and consistency, using rap lyrics to discuss figurative language, providing a mini-lesson on the Harlem Renaisssance and Langston Hughes's poetry, playing jazz and blues music, and offering in-class and homework assignments of poetry analysis and imitation.

Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Andrea Stairs-Davenport. "Culturally responsive teaching: The Harlem Renaissance in an urban English class" English Journal Vol. 96 Iss. 6 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrea_stairs/11/