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So as I began to make my plans, my first step was to choose a theme: The Harlem Renaissance
Each week takes an element of the Harlem Renaissance (history/geography, arts, key figures) and breaks it into small chunks of information. We share the information daily during morning announcements and send a summary home in a weekly newsletter so families can share in the learning and reinforce the information.
Students get to test what they have learned in the Black History Challenge. Each perfect score gains the student a ticket into raffle with phenomenal prizes such as a Family Membership to the Studio Museum in Harlem http://www.studiomuseum.org/ and a gift certificate to the renowned Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe in Harlem http://huemanbookstore.com/.
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