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Thank you both for the awesome resources. I ended up using a song by Frank Ocean called “Thinkin’ bout you,” and i also showed them the “This Week in Rap” on They loved it! I didn’t have enough time to get in depth with history, but we talked a bit about elements of hip hop and vocabulary specific to the genre.

For anyone else interested in the topic, I also found these lesson plans geared towards 6-12th grade general music classrooms. The plans are in depth, and include a variety of well-researched, authentic teaching material:

Thanks again for your help!