Reply To: 6th Grade Hip Hop Unit
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 flocabulary.com. 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: http://kexp.org/learn/lessonplans.aspx?docid=1
Thanks again for your help!