Hip-Hop Teacher Resources

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Students investigate the concept of Chinese dance and how it developed. They practice some of the dances and conduct research the contributions of major choreographers. Students describe the history and cultural significance of each dance.
Eighth graders explore the workout that is provided by pole dancing.  In this lesson, 8th graders read an article then complete several activities that check their comprehension of the article, such as answering questions that can be on paper or in a class discussion, vocabulary, participating in a debate or a fill-in-the blank worksheet.
Fifth graders work in groups in order to research a specific music era or dance style to share with the class. They have studied different music styles that are included in the lesson and now they have the choice to research one. There is a test included in this lesson for assessment purposes.
Tenth graders recognize that many groups contributed to the richness of culture in the United States. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the groups of people who built their way of life in the United States.
Students explore power and the symbols of power in West African music. They discuss the music of West Africa and compare it to African American music of today. In addition, they investigate musical instruments of Africa, identify the characteristics of drumming and mud cloth, and study the art of narrative story-telling. Activities such as reviewing videos, dancing basic rhythm, and exploring the Mjiani Dance are listed.
Let's get ready to Zumba! An avatar guides you in learning popular dance steps and leads as you earn stars by dancing along. With 17 different achievement badges, the app also allows you to set and track fitness goals, find local Zumba classes, and share progress on Facebook. 
Engage your pupils in a high-interest topic while asking them to look closely into each source with document-based questions and a final essay. Learners explore the emergence of rap music through videos and reading selections. All of the videos and excerpts are included here. The plan calls for class members to cooperatively answer the questions; it's not entirely clear what this means, so structure these conversations in a way that works for your class. Strong materials and a topic with depth for class members to explore.
Hip Hop? Country? Punk? R and B? So many styles. Young song writers consider the emotional effects of various style options before selecting the style best suited to the emotions they want to express in their song. The sixth in a nine-lesson series uses Elisa Victoria's "No Surprise" as a guided practice exercise.
Students research visual art by examining art on-line. In this art expression lesson, students discuss the history of art after researching information on the Internet. Students view images on the web which feature physical movement and create cut outs of similar images which they hang around the classroom.
Students explore "summer songs." They compose a list of songs that they would put on a summer CD and write an essay that explains the images they would choose for the cover for this CD. They also create collages that represent their most memorable summer.
Victoria is very talented. She can dance to ballet, hip-hop, rock, classical, and even polka music. She tells Murray that dance is really good exercise and helps you grow. She shows Murray some of her best dance moves.
Explore plagiarism in-depth with this resource. Start by reading the short passage provided on Krumping, a new dance style. Then, study the examples provided to determine which ones plagiarise and which ones don't. 
Students complete a unit on the music, dance, and folklore of the African American culture. They read, write, and dramatize folktales, create a timeline of African American music, conduct a web scavenger hunt, and create a computer slideshow presentation as the culminating project of the unit.
Students analyze journalism in the 21st century. In this journalism lesson, students read about Natalie Moore and the changing field of journalism by completing the activities in the packet.
Students read the books writing by John H. Ritter and complete discussion questions about them. In this reading lesson plan, students answer discussion questions for 4 different books.
Students compose lyrics to songs for a music festival to promote issues in their community. They write artists' statements explaining the issues they chose to write about.
Students explore the life of a jazz musician.
Young scholars perform fundamental movement activities for flexibility and motor skills. In this movement lesson plan, students perform physical activity for all grade levels.
Seventh graders listen to a variety of folktales sharing experiences of slavery. As a class, they compare and contrast reading a story and telling a story. They participate in a role play activity to discover the journey of a slave and reflect on the activity in their journal. After watching a video, they discuss how point of view influences ones view of history.
Students examine the economics of a time period along with the music.

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