What is the number one form of music worldwide? Hip-hop. Other than superhero films, Hip-hop is America's most popular music. Your students certainly will be engaged in these extended lessons.
Each lesson examines a song, tv show, or artist that is part of the contemporary music scene, Jay-Z's Decoded looks at the mega music entrepreneur's influence and his humble background. Beyonce's Freedom looks at her iconic performance at the SuperBowl but also her work ethic and empowerment of young women.
Framed around writing modes, students have ample practice opportunities to write arguments, synthesise sources, and perform rhetorical and visual analysis.