Lesson plans and other teaching resources
|Biography and Background|
Biography at Wikipedia.
American Masters - James Baldwin
A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials
The Library of Congress presents a variety of materials on James Baldwin and other Harlem Renaissance artists.
The Expanding Canon: James Baldwin
Snyopses of The Fire Next Time, "Sonny's Blues," and "The Rockpile." In this lesson students work in small groups to research James Baldwin on the Internet, choose a focus related to one of the three works, and create a Web site about Baldwin.
The Fire Next Time and Nobody Knows My Name
Support materials with emphasis on structure and theme. Scroll down to find suggestions for comparison/contrast of the two works.
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
This site offers a summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.
Go Tell it on the Mountain: Context
Biographical information from SparkNotes.