Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-30-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter 6 – World War I & its Aftermath

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to identify the causes of the Great War, its affect on American Society, and its impact on international alliances to 80% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will be exploring the purpose and messages of the Harlem Renaissance as well as its reoccuring themes.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Click HERE to be taken to a list of commonly used vocabulary words for this unit.


Task #1 – Continue introduction to Harlem Renaissance. Get out the paper the we started yesterday as we will be finishing it up today.

Downloadable Notes File -> Harlem Renaissance

We will be further exploring the following:

Literature -> Letter from Aaron Douglas to Langston Hughes

Poetry – > Theme for English B – Langston Hughes

Art – > Harlem Renaissance Artists

Music -> Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington samples will be played today as well.

Student Work Evidence -> Harlem Renaissance Work Introduction (V2)

Task #2 – What themes can you see from the Harlem Renaissance present in this music from the 90s?

2Pac – Changes lyrics

2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up Lyrics


Go home and track down a singer and song tonight that is even more current that reminds you of the same intent as what you saw in material from the Harlem Renaissance and in 2Pac’s song “Changes” in 1998. Make sure to write a paragraph under the singer and song name explaining why you think it is trying to send the same message. You are welcome to look beyond singers though to poets, writers, and artists.

World War I Online Exam

This exam is 50 questions long and closes Sunday the 3rd at midnight. It begins easy with 40 true/ false and multiple choice and ends with 10 short answer. Make sure you do not begin unless you intend to finish because you can not come back in to start the test. When you are ready go to and type in your real full name. Type in “A89559B4″ when it asks for the room number. When you finish hit “Log Out”.

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