Tag Archives: Cultural Literacy

Cultural Literacy: Nelson Mandela

Here is a Cultural Literacy Worksheet on Nelson Mandela. I miss him.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Cultural Literacy: Jazz

You might find that this Cultural Literacy worksheet on Jazz nicely complements the post on the late, great Clifford Brown above it. “Brownie,” as his friends and colleagues called him, was a major influence in the genre and still an unmitigated joy to hear.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Cultural Literacy: Spirituals

Since we as a society have decided that music education is somehow superfluous to the edification of children, I don’t know whether you’ll be able to use this Cultural Literacy worksheet on spirituals. I hope so.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Cultural Literacy: W.E.B. Du Bois

This Cultural Literacy Worksheet on W.E.B. Du Bois should probably be a mainstay of any Black History Month instruction.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Cultural Literacy: Frederick Douglass

Here, on. Wednesday morning, is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Frederick Douglass.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Cultural Literacy: Harlem Renaissance

Thankfully, the literature on the Harlem Renaissance is deep and wide. That said, I highly recommend historian David Levering Lewis’s When Harlem Was in Vogue as one of the standouts of what is generally a distinguished body of literature. For a more general reference book, The Black New Yorkers (as well, presumably, as its companion volume, The Black Washingtonians, with which I am less familiar) is also excellent.

For my part, I offer this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the Harlem Renaissance, which is, as these things are, a short introduction to the topic.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Cultural Literacy: Black Arts Movement

Yesterday, I missed work on account of illness, so this morning I make haste to get up blog posts for African American History Month, which continues for a little over two more weeks. Here is a Cultural Literacy exercise on the Black Arts Movement. These Cultural Literacy worksheets are short exercises designed to introduce students to a subject of idea and to briefly define it for them. If you want to take your students deeper into the history and personnel of the Black Arts Movement, this page from BlackPast.org  is a good place to start.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.