2nd Edition Lesson
African American Identity & Music
GRADE 11 SOCIAL STUDIES
Students often carry a background knowledge of hip hop culture, larger than many educators. Research shows that the impact of rap music on students living in urban environments has increased in strength and influence over the past decade. In this lesson, students will be examining a poem from the Harlem Renaissance, as well as diving into the analysis of a rap song, to compare society in the 1920s to society in the 1990s through the lens of Black artists.