T.E311

Characters of the Harlem Renaissance

Characters of the Harlem Renaissance

Students will research historical figures from the Harlem Renaissance. Students will then select two of those persons and write a dialogue that may have happened between them in which the persons discuss similarities and differences in their artistic careers, artistic styles, and/or personal beliefs. Students should also describe the persons’ reasons for working together, as well as their hopes, or lack thereof, for working together in the future.

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This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Dialogue has a clear and consistent use of language that demonstrates creativity and character voice.

  • Dialogue demonstrates a meaningful relationship between the characters.

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  • Scene relies almost entirely upon student-generated circumstances rather than historical events. Voices of the characters veer significantly from the original scripts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Scene relies in part upon student-generated circumstances rather than historical events. Voices of the characters veer somewhat from the original scripts.

    N/A at this time.
  • Scene relies mostly upon historical events rather than student-generated circumstances. The voices of the characters are preserved.

    N/A at this time.
  • Scene relies entirely upon historical events and preserves the voices of the characters.

    N/A at this time.
  • Dialogue demonstrates a lack of understanding of the task, the historical figures, their motivations, and their relationship to each other and the Harlem Renaissance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Dialogue demonstrates an unclear understanding of the task, the historical figures, their motivations, and their relationship to each other and the Harlem Renaissance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Dialogue demonstrates a solid understanding of the task, the historical figures, their motivations, and their relationship to each other and the Harlem Renaissance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Dialogue demonstrates an insightful understanding of the task, the historical figures, their motivations, and their relationship to each other and the Harlem Renaissance.

    N/A at this time.
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