“The Migration Series” :: Jacob Lawrence

Map of Manhattan
Can You Find Harlem?

If necessary, review the  video about Lawrence, “The Migration Series,” and African-American migration north.

  1. Why was Jacob Lawrence’s art first exhibited in Harlem?
  2. What was significant about Lawrence being asked to exhibit his art in a downtown gallery?

 

“The Migration Series” :: Jacob Lawrence

View this video to learn about Jacob Lawrence, historical and cultural events that influenced his thinking, and what inspired his art.  In the comments section, post your answers to four questions about Lawrence, “The Migration Series,” and African-American migration north.

 

  1. Who was migrating in The Migration Series.  Where were they going?
  2. Why were they leaving the South?
  3. What type of jobs had African Americans traditionally done in the South?
  4. What type of jobs were many migrants hoping to find in the North?

 

What’s going on in this pic? [vts] 27 January 2020

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, answer these questions:
1. What is going on in this picture?
2. Why do you say that?
3.  What else do you see?
4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.
Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.
Click LEAVE A COMMENT:  Reply to this post by writing your journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to your opinion.

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

 

Literacy Quiz :: Expository Prewriting Stage :: 13 Jan. 2020

OBJECTIVE: Writing is a multi-process. Our quiz this week will assess how well you have mastered the pre-writing stage, and the art of taking a visual text (image), studying that text, and deciding what is happening or what may be going on in that image.  Further, we are assessing your mastery of how well you support your claim with evidence.
The Common Core standard addressed:  RL.X.1
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

Write what you believe is going on in the photo, using what you see as evidence.

PREWRITING step 1 :: Look closely at this image. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, answer these questions:
1. What is going on in this picture?
2. Why do you say that?
3.  What else do you see?
4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.

PREWRITING step 2 :: TRANSCRIBE YOUR journal writing to the Comments or Reply section of this bLog.
(Be careful of your grammar, spelling and punctuation.)
Click LEAVE A COMMENT:  Reply to this post by writing your journal entry in the comments section.

what’s going on? why? what else do you see?

[Click on image to see larger version.]

 

What’s going on in this pic? [vts] 13 January 2020

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, answer these questions:
1. What is going on in this picture?
2. Why do you say that?
3.  What else do you see?
4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.
Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.
Click LEAVE A COMMENT:  Reply to this post by writing your journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to your opinion.

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

 

What’s going on in this pic? [vts] 6 January 2020

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, answer these questions:
1. What is going on in this picture?
2. Why do you say that?
3.  What else do you see?
4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.
Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.
Click LEAVE A COMMENT:  Reply to this post by writing your journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to your opinion.

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]