Category Archives: Unit 3 – Hip Hop

Unit 3: Hip Hop with Basik Lee

Melody will take us on a trip across town to meet our next artist, Basik Lee. Use SG19–21 to meet Basik Lee and prepare your students to learn about hip hop. Genre Overview Hip hop’s roots lie in the ancient storytelling traditions of the West African jelis, who Europeans called “griots,” that were brought to…

Lesson 1: Learning “Hip Hop Hooray”

Aim: What are the basic building blocks of hip hop? Summary: Students will learn the hook to “Hip Hop Hooray” and learn about key elements in hip hop songs. Materials: Musical Explorers CD or online audio Standards: GA: ESGMK-2.CR.1, ESGMK-2.CR.2, ESGMK-2.PR.1, ESGMK-2.RE.1, ESGMK-2.RE.2, ESGMK-2.CN.1, ESGMK-2.CN.2 SC: GM.CR.NL-AH.1 , GM.CR.NL-AH.2, GM.PR.NL-AH.3, GM.RE.NL-AH.6, GM.RE.NL-AH.7, GM.CN.NL-AH.8, GM.CN.NL-AH.9 Vocabulary: b-boying/b-girling, beatboxing, DJing, graffiti,…

Lesson 2: Learning “Time of Grace”

Aim: How do we find rhythm in words to create hip hop songs? Summary: Students explore lyrics and message as they learn “Time of Grace,” and explore ways to create their own hip hop songs. Materials: Musical Explorers CD or online audio Standards: GA: ESGMK-2.CR.1, ESGMK-2.CR.2, ESGMK-2.PR.1, ESGMK-2.RE.1, ESGMK-2.RE.2, ESGMK-2.CN.1, ESGMK-2.CN.2 SC: GM.CR.NL-AH.1, GM.CR.NL-AH.2, GM.PR.NL-AH.3, GM.RE.NL-AH.6, GM.RE.NL-AH.7, GM.CN.NL-AH.8,…