Fresh Beatsby Robert VagiBook/CD130 pagesGr 6-12
This groundbreaking program is a new resource for secondary general music classes, designed to help teachers involve more students in their programs. The book is fully reproducible and includes information and resources to acquaint teachers with hip-hop music and culture, as well as easy-to-use lessons that teach the National Standards for Music Education. The curriculum will engage students while enhancing their musical and critical thinking skills as they learn about the history of hip-hop and its role in society, listen to and critique popular music, write their own rap songs, and learn to compose and perform drumbeats using the accompanying CD.
Contents:About Fresh Beats Alignment with National Standards How to Use Fresh Beats History and Culture Hip-Hop Beginnings Hip-Hop -- Emergence and Evolution Hip-Hop: 1980s The 1990s and the Rise of Gang Rap 2000s and Beyond For Further Reading Lesson: Beginnings of Hip-Hop Writing Prompt Artist Profiles: Kool Herc; Grandmaster Flash; Afrika Bambaataa Artist Summary Hip-Hop Beginnings Worksheet Evaluation Worksheet Answer Key Lesson: Hip-Hop -- Breakthrough and Evolution Artist Profiles: Sugarhill Gang; Kurtis Blow; RUN-DMC Artist Summary Worksheet Evaluation Evaluation: Compare and Contrast Worksheet Answer Key Compare and Contrast Sample Answers Lesson: Hip-Hop during the 1980s The Rise of Pop Rap Writing Prompt Song Topics Artist Profiles: The Fresh Prince; MC Hammer Artist Summary Worksheet Evaluation Compare and Contrast Song Topics Answer Key Worksheet Answer Key Compare and Contrast Sample Answers Lesson: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Hip-Hop Meets Television Worksheet Worksheet Sample Answers Lesson: Hip-Hop During the 1990s: The Rise and Fall of Gang Rap Writing Prompt Artist Profiles: Tupac Shakur; The Notorious B.I.G. Artist Summary Worksheet Letter Template Worksheet Answer Key Letter Model Response Lesson: Women in Hip-Hop Opening Activity Artist Profiles: Queen Latifah; Lauryn Hill; Salt-N-Pepa Artist Summary Worksheet Evaluation Compare and Contrast Answer Key Women in Hip-Hop Compare and Contrast Sample Answers Final Exam Final Exam Answer Key Hip-Hop Interview Project Songwriting Lesson: Class Song Worksheet Model Response Lesson: Introduction Song Worksheet Model Response Lesson: Song for Change -- Preparation Story Summary Planning Lesson: Song for Change Worksheet Model Response Recording Drum Set Lesson: Basic Rock/Hip-Hop Beat Worksheet Playing Test Lesson: Beat #2 Worksheet Playing Test Lesson: Drum Set Composition Playing Test