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Saturday, November 22 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Rapping Across the Curriculum: Using Student Created Hip-hop to Express Content Understanding

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You may have your own opinions about rap and hip-hop, but it’s a fact: "kids-these-days" are listening and loving it. Use that to your advantage in the classroom. Attending participants will be supplied with or made aware of the rubrics, assignment-sheets, incentives, and the apps and resources necessary to host a rap battle in their classroom. Examples of quality student work will be shared. There will also be a brief demonstration of how teacher-created raps can be used as teaching tools. If implemented in a structured, focused manner, student rap battles can be a fun, manageable, creative way to engender enthusiastic student participation and expression of content-mastery.

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Jeremy Hartzell

Humanities Teacher, Thales Academy
Jeremy Hartzell teaches literature, history, and logic at Thales Academy High in Rolesville, NC. He earned a BA in English from Eastern Illinois University and an MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from East Carolina University. As a member of the Wake County Cohort... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn