Hip-Hop Teacher Resources

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Students learn about Latin American dance and rhythm in different forms and participate in dancing. In this Latin American lesson plan, students also analyze Latin American paintings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at significant musical figures of African American music through the ages.
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. 
Learners 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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
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.
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.
Young scholars examine the economics of a time period along with the music.
Young scholars explore the role of protest songs. In this early American history lesson, students research the acts passed by the British that angered colonists. Young scholars then listen to protest songs from contemporary American history prior to writing their own songs of protests about the events they researched.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about August Wilson's FencesStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Students watch an episode of JoJo's Circus on the Disney Channel. While viewing, they note how many things they see represented by the number 100. As a class, they practice counting numbers by tens and end the lesson plan by dancing to music.

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