I’m currently thinking about starting an enrichment activity for students, but I’m not quite sure I’ll have the time during the upcoming school year. Also, I’m not sure how well it would be received by students, admin, or parents. I think it’d be an interesting concept to infuse Hip Hop music in with the following critical thinking activities: Socratic Seminars, Levels of Questions, OPTIC Strategy, ECQs based on musical themes, and 5, 4, 3, 2 + 1 Discussion.
Enrichment Description: This enrichment opportunity will introduce students to various elements of Hip-Hop culture that includes but are not limited to the following: art, fashion, emceeing, music appreciation, and politics. Enrichment will take place through various forms of discussion that will be facilitated via informational text, literature, poetry, music videos, video documentaries, etc. Students will infuse social elements of Hip Hop that will give them a chance to work on mastery level academic skills that include but are not limited to listening + speaking, critical thinking, critical reading, and critical writing.