Hailed as a modern “masterpiece of symbolism” Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino’s This is America, released on May 6, 2018, has quickly become a pop culture phenomenon and social commentary on America. When asked by E! for an interpretation of “This is America”, Glover replied, "I just wanted to make a good song, something that people could play on Fourth of Julys."
I have attempted to create a (7- activity) lesson based on symbolism as expressed in this video. This lesson requires several viewings of the video. Please know these assignments are a mix of objective and subjective assignments and it will continue to evolve as I evaluate other interpretations and update when possible.
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Cultural Belief Systems
COMMON CORE CONNECTION - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
INTEGRATE and evaluate MULTIPLE SOURCES of information presented in DIVERSE FORMATS and MEDIA (e.g., VISUALLY, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.