Author:
William Allred, Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Colonization
  • Exploration
  • Mercantilism
  • Salutary Neglect
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    9-12 American History 1: "Rapping" Up Our History

    9-12 American History 1: "Rapping" Up Our History

    Overview

     

    Students will rewrite a modern song with lyrics summarizing reasons for exploration and colonization

    Instructor Directions

     

    Engineering Design Process

    Project Description

    Name of Project“Rapping” up our History
    Subject AreaAmerican History 1
    Targeted StandardsAH 1 H.3.1: Analyze how economic, political, social, military and religious factors influenced European exploration and American colonial settlement
    Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorWhat factors led Europeans to become interested in exploring and eventually colonizing the New World?
    Project SummaryStudents will rewrite a modern song with lyrics summarizing reasons for exploration and colonization
    Estimated Time3 days (45 minutes each class period)
    Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)Ipad, class notes, microphone
    Tagscolonization, exploration, mercantilism, salutary neglect

    Project Outline 

    AskHow can I rewrite song lyrics in a modern song to reflect the period of exploration and colonization of the Americas?
    ImagineImagine you are Lin Manuel Miranda or Drake and create a modernized version of this historical time period
    PlanResearch events, choose at least 10, and pick a modern song
    CreateRewrite lyrics using events from this time period; record your song with audio or video equipment
    ImproveDid your new song teach the listener about your time period?
    Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents share their songs and as well as successes and failures throughout the project.
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsStudents use different song that might be better suited for rewrite.

    Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

    Insert Links to Google Forms

     

    Pretest Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VQVxupzPRMeH3un8iJqSoT5P_mVRLNhQvIJQxQByO2o/copy

    Post-test Link:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12qwBNU0-cm4xkVBN6iftUqeM1ODXUMqrCZtbbDxWCRc/copy

    Credits or Modified From

    Additional Resources / Help for teaching this lesson:

     

    See lesson plan in folder

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zzXIWQh6iwdWx-NZ-dTj96XzUWx9LMmf

     

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    Teacher Comments of what worked / did not work well

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