Sparking Engagement With Hip-Hop

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This Edutopia article offers a good introduction to culturally-responsive pedagogy and explores using hip-hop to create meaningful connections with students. It defines hip-hop pedagogy as a "way of authentically and practically incorporating the creative elements of hip-hop into teaching, and inviting students to have a connection with the content while meeting them on their cultural turf by teaching to, and through, their realities and experiences." What results is a curriculum that reflects the culture and realities of young people and contributes to stronger engagement and better performance.

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