Write a three to four (3-4)
page paper (750-1,000 words) that responds to each of the items described in
Support your ideas with specific, illustrative examples. If
there are questions or points associated with your chosen topic, be sure to
answer all of the listed questions and address all of the items in that topic.
If your topic asks you to do several things related to the topic, be sure to do
each of the things listed.
While some of the topics tend to lend themselves toward
particular writing genres, you are not restricted to the specific format
suggested for the individual topic. For example, you may do an “interview,” a
“proposal,” a “letter,” a “short story,” a “blog,” an “essay,” an “article,” or
any other written genre for almost any of the topics. The project is intended
to be fun as well as informative, so feel free to be creative with the delivery
of your information.
Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one
(1) source being the class text.
Note: Wikipedia and
other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly
encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard
The topic chosen:
Harlem Renaissance Poets. Essay & Poem.
Choose two (2) poems by different authors from the Harlem Renaissance. Write an
Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem
Identify the elements in each of their poems in which you see
evidence of the “double-consciousness” being expressed by each author.
Fully describe at least two (2) primary themes you see in the
poetry written during this time period, referring to specific lines in each of
Write your own poem that expresses these identified themes of
the Harlem Renaissance.
The Project Paper will be graded on:
The level to which the instructions were followed.
The extent to which all four (4) parts in the topic were
The adequacy of information, examples, and details which support
the general claim or main idea.
The clarity and relevance of the explanations and descriptions.
Adherence to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and
The inclusion of three (3) required references (two 
additional sources besides your textbook) documented using APA style.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA Style format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions specific to the
selected topic. (Note: Students can find APA style
materials located in the Additional Resources section of their Student Center
within their course shell for reference)
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes
associated with this assignment are:
Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions
contribute to historical changes.
Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and
artistic expressions within a historical context.
Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political,
and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
Identify major historical developments in world cultures from
the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in
the study of world cultures.
Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper
Grading for this
assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and
language and writing skills.