Hurston and Hughes: Analyzing Topics and Themes - Part 2


Resource ID#: 167823 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, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Freedom's Plow, topic, theme, Harlem Renaissance, grades 11-12, poetry, poems, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, Black History Month, African-American, history, artists, writers
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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