Hurston and Hughes: Analyzing Topics and Themes (Part 1 of 2)

Resource ID#: 129112 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial


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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, grades 11-12, Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, topics, themes, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Black History Month, Black History, African-American, artists, writers, poets, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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