September 5, 2020

Learning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Lesson objective In this primary source lesson students will gain a better understanding of the meaning and tone of "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by completing a scaffolded close reading of the poem using multiple source types (written text, spoken word, music, photos, illustrations and maps) while developing personal, lasting connections to literature by creating their own related interpretive pieces. Background Writer and poet Langston Hughes was a prominent figure in the Harlem … [Read more...]