This is a four-day lesson plan that introduces Hip Hop culture and Hip Hop as literature to students. This introduces the four elements of hip-hop (Rap, DJ-ing, breakdancing, graffiti art and four YouTube video as examples) and the history of hip-hop culture.
The PowerPoint includes discussion-based activities for Childish Gambino's "This is America" music video that is full of symbolism. The lecture includes guiding questions for your students.
Also included are Fill-in-the-Blank Notes for students to fill out as you go on.
In addition to the PowerPoint and notes, there are lesson plans for 2 more days of activities (hip-hop lyric analysis and a silent discussion activity).
This is a very engaging way for students to understand and practice identifying symbolism and other literary devices, while also exploring the history of hip-hop.