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Hip Hop in Education

Hip Hop education is a relatively new and exciting phenomenon, which incorporates the usage of music in traditional learning environments. Hip Hop education is ‘inherently interdisciplinary,’ as it combines music, dance, visual arts, spoken words as learning tools. This collection provides educators with resources that outline the history of HH education as a pedagogical tool, the pros and cons of HHPE and a lesson plan that incorporates Hip Hop to teach different genres of poetry. Check it out!
A Collection By Ambar Paulino
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Hip Hop in Education
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A news-story article about Sam Seidel—an educator and author who is garnering national attention for his use of Hip Hop education in the classroom. The article talks about his journey as a Hip Hop in the classroom educator and the #HipHopEd movement. It also includes a 5-minute video on the importance of implementing Hip Hop into curricula for inner-city high school students. Interesting read for new-teachers and those interested seeking to integrate music into their everyday teaching routines.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    An article published by the educational journal— Theatre Topics. This 15-page article looks at Hip Hop as pedagogy in the classroom. It looks at Youth Speaks— a San Francisco-based arts and education project that encourages participants to tackle community issues through spoken word poetry. This article also looks at Hip Hop Education /Hip Hop pedagogy (gives a brief history on the theory, implementing such practices and the success of programs using this model to instruct inner city students.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Authored by leading researchers in the Hip Hop Education movement, this article looks at the role of Hip Hop pedagogy in the Urban Science classroom. Authors Edmin and Adjapong explore the benefits of what they call Hip-Hop pedagogical approaches— “co-teaching, and call-and-response” in the urban science classroom. This is an excellent resource for educators seeking to implement HH pedagogy in the science classroom.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Hip-Hop Helps Teach Everything from English to Algebra

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    Ambar Paulino says:
    This older, but information-packed blog post outlines the “musical language” of Hip Hop and shed light into programs that effectively implemented the use of HH as an educational tool. The article looks into the history of HH pedagogies and provides readers with three data-driven resources for teachers looking to implement such practices in their respective classrooms.
  • The Poetics of Hip-Hop

    Website
    artsedge.kennedy-center.org
    artsedge.kennedy-center.org
    Ambar Paulino says:
    An example of an effective and working lesson plan/activity for educators interested in HH pedagogy in the English classroom. This activity engages students in HHP by having them analyze Shakespearean sonnets and hip-hop music to draw similarities and differences. Key skills students are expected to learn include: understanding genres, analyzing and evaluating/critiquing texts, and writing their own pieces of literature incorporating newly learned terminology.
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BloomBoard Asks:What, if any, activities do you recommend teachers use in their lessons that incorporates the use of music (HH in particular) to teach new concepts? Are there any other genres that you suggest using in the classroom?