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Harlem Renaissance Art and Music

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Visual Arts +1 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

This collection was developed for a unit based upon the Harlem Renaissance and the art movement incorporating the style of visual artist Romare Bearden for students PreK thru 6th grade.  Students were exposed to different musical artists such as Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington to make the connections between Bearden's art work and their musical abilities.  This group of artifacts was beneficial for students to be exposed to people, art work, and history that they may not have been exposed to before.  Using the thinking routines such as 'See, Think, Wonder' was a great way for students to dive deeper into images, not just art work but even images of people and the differences in time periods.

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Empress of the Blues

Smithsonian American Art Museum

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Out Chorus

Anacostia Community Museum

Colors / Shapes / Lines: Project Zero Artful Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Duke Ellington - Roxbury, Mass. - 1970

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Charlie Parker

National Portrait Gallery

Louis Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Loose pages from a magazine about the Cotton Club

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cab Calloway

National Portrait Gallery

Chick Webb and His Orchestra

National Portrait Gallery

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Rebecca Grubbs