2.1 Special Issues AKA Where is the PMRC When You Need Them?
Misogyny and the glorification of violence are pervasive in rap lyrics. It would probably be wise to exclude any and all works by Too Short AKA Shorty the Pimp, 2Live Crew and the bulk of recordings contained on Ghostface Killah's solo debut FishScale esp. Track 8, a skit entitled "Heart Street Directions." That being said, one might make an argument for including Track 3,"Kilo" featuring Raekwon with its hook, "All around the world today/ The kilo is the measure/ A kilo is a thousand grams/ It's easy to remember," if he or she were teaching across disciplines.
2.2 Aims: Objectives and Goals
The aim of this curriculum is to promote student growth across a wide array of areas. These areas include academic achievement, social skills and an increased awareness and practice of acceptable behaviors.
By completing this unit students will demonstrate increased abilities in reading comprehension and literary analysis. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the following: tone, speaker, author's purpose, and a number of other literary devices.
Students will develop writing skills through active participation in the following activities: regular free writes, guided journaling and the development of both personal and analytical essays by means of both cooperative and individual writing practices.