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A Long Way Gone--Hip-Hop Activities

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This collection of pre-reading, writing, and extension activities align with the hip-hop songs mentioned in A Long Way Gone. Sierra Leone and civil war are likely far from your students' everyday experience. Use hip-hop to help them connect to Beah.

This collection includes 21 pages of usable products:

1. A two-page chart, organized by chapter, that lists each song Beah mentions and provides a link to that song's video so students may listen and watch without video commercials. Use it to hook readers in--play the songs they'll read about before they read the chapter. So easy for you--all you need to do is play the song.

2. Pull those readers in! An activity for chapter one that introduces the featured songs and hip-hop dances.

3. An activity for chapter one (or an extension activity) that challenges students to create their own hip-hop moves. Purely optional and purely fun.

4. Hip-hop songs are fun...but are they only fun? What messages might they contain? This activity (linked to chapter 7) guides students to analyze a contemporary hip-hop song and to make connections to Beah's experiences.

5. Hip-hop is often criticized for glamorizing violent, misogynist behaviors. Do hip-hop songs do more? What social issues do these songs fight for? This 4 day extension activity directs students to analyze a hip-hop song and to write a brief essay. Handouts for the assignment (with links to songs), step-by-step analysis, peer response, and revision planning are provided.

6. Also included: objectives, Common Core standards, Notes for Teachers, and a Table of Contents..


All activities include student handouts and step-by-step directions for teachers.
All handouts will look great copied in grey scale or color.

If you have questions, please email me at WritingbyRachelC@gmail.com

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Teaching Duration
40 Minutes

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A Long Way Gone--Hip-Hop Activities
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A Long Way Gone--Hip-Hop Activities