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Drop Me Off in Harlem
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What happens when great minds congregate in the same time and place? ...

What happens when great minds congregate in the same time and place? How do creative individuals both reflect and influence the places and time periods in which they live? Drop Me Off in Harlem explores these questions in the context of the vibrant, complex, and unique moment in time that was the Harlem Renaissance.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Fire Next Time by ...

This collection uses primary sources to explore The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

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Literature
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
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Primary Source
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Digital Public Library of America
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Primary Source Sets
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Samantha Gibson
Metropolis: History of New York City, Fall 2009
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Hitherto it had gone by the original Indian name Manna-hatta, or as ...

Hitherto it had gone by the original Indian name Manna-hatta, or as some still have it, 'The Manhattoes'; but this was now decried as savage and heathenish... At length, when the council was almost in despair, a burgher, remarkable for the size and squareness of his head, proposed that they should call it New-Amsterdam. The proposition took every body by surprise; it was so striking, so apposite, so ingenious. The name was adopted by acclamation, and New-Amsterdam the metropolis was thenceforth called. --Washington Irving, 1808 In less tongue-in-cheek style, this course examines the evolution of New York City from 1607 to the present. The readings focus on the city's social and physical histories, and the class discussions compare New York's development to patterns in other cities.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Wilder, Craig
Writing a Mystery Story
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This unit on writing a mystery story has 6 lessons and can ...

This unit on writing a mystery story has 6 lessons and can be taught over time. Mystery writer Chester Himes is a focus of the lesson.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Oakland Unified School District
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Urban Dreams - Core Literature
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T. Jollymore