Fresh Beats

Fresh Beats
A Standards Based Hip-Hop Curriculum

By Robert Vagi Book & CD Grade: 6--12 Item: 00-40581
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This groundbreaking program is a new resource for secondary general music classes, designed to help teachers involve more students in their programs. The book is fully reproducible and includes information and resources to acquaint teachers with hip-hop music and culture, as well as easy-to-use lessons that teach the National Standards for Music Education. The curriculum will engage students while enhancing their musical and critical thinking skills as they learn about the history of hip-hop and its role in society, listen to and critique popular music, write their own rap songs, and learn to compose and perform drumbeats using the accompanying CD. An essential resource for teachers wishing to provide their students with a contemporary, high-quality music education!


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Contents

Title
About Fresh Beats
Alignment with National Standards
How to Use Fresh Beats
History and Culture
Hip-Hop Beginnings
Hip-Hop -- Emergence and Evolution
Hip-Hop: 1980s
The 1990s and the Rise of Gang Rap
2000s and Beyond
For Further Reading
Lesson: Beginnings of Hip-Hop
Writing Prompt
Artist Profiles: Kool Herc; Grandmaster Flash; Afrika Bambaataa
Artist Summary
Hip-Hop Beginnings Worksheet
Evaluation
Worksheet Answer Key
Lesson: Hip-Hop -- Breakthrough and Evolution
Artist Profiles: Sugarhill Gang; Kurtis Blow; RUN-DMC
Artist Summary
Worksheet
Evaluation
Evaluation: Compare and Contrast
Worksheet Answer Key
Compare and Contrast Sample Answers
Lesson: Hip-Hop during the 1980s
The Rise of Pop Rap
Writing Prompt
Song Topics
Artist Profiles: The Fresh Prince; MC Hammer
Artist Summary
Worksheet
Evaluation
Compare and Contrast
Song Topics Answer Key
Worksheet Answer Key
Compare and Contrast Sample Answers
Lesson: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Hip-Hop Meets Television
Worksheet
Worksheet Sample Answers
Lesson: Hip-Hop During the 1990s: The Rise and Fall of Gang Rap
Writing Prompt
Artist Profiles: Tupac Shakur; The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Summary
Worksheet
Letter Template
Worksheet Answer Key
Letter Model Response
Lesson: Women in Hip-Hop
Opening Activity
Artist Profiles: Queen Latifah; Lauryn Hill; Salt-N-Pepa
Artist Summary
Worksheet
Evaluation
Compare and Contrast
Answer Key
Women in Hip-Hop
Compare and Contrast Sample Answers
Final Exam
Final Exam Answer Key
Hip-Hop Interview Project
Songwriting
Lesson: Class Song
Worksheet
Model Response
Lesson: Introduction Song
Worksheet
Model Response
Lesson: Song for Change -- Preparation
Story Summary
Planning
Lesson: Song for Change
Worksheet
Model Response
Recording
Drum Set
Lesson: Basic Rock/Hip-Hop Beat
Worksheet
Playing Test
Lesson: Beat #2
Worksheet
Playing Test
Lesson: Drum Set Composition
Playing Test

Additional Information

Author: Robert Vagi
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 132
Item Number: 00-40581
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9408-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9408-2
UPC: 038081455075

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