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Creative Writing Lesson: Hip-Hop & Climate Change
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Creative Writing Lesson: Hip-Hop & Climate Change


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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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In this lesson, students explore the intersection of music and climate change, learn about environmental connections in rap music, and create their own original rap songs.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students share fun facts about hip-hop, learn about hip-hop as a cultural and social movement, and view examples of hip-hop intersecting with environmental concepts.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students research a climate change topic and create a class rubric for evaluating student-created raps.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create and share an original rap about a climate change topic as a means to express their feelings and emotions through music.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Research a climate change topic of interest.
  • Create a rap song that highlights a climate change topic.
  • Explain how music can impact others.
  • Express their feelings and emotions about a climate change topic through music.

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Hip-Hop and Climate Change.pdf

Lesson Plan
January 12, 2024
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Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.


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