February 27, 2008 (Raleigh, NC) – The age-old dilemma for educators is how to reach and engage students. Teachers Marcella Runell Hall and Martha Diaz attempt to address this dilemma by incorporating Hip-Hop culture with classroom lessons in their book, The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook: Volume One (http://www.lulu.com/content/656880)
Published on Lulu.com (www.lulu.com), The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook: Volume One is a collection of tried-and-true Hip-Hop education interdisciplinary lesson plans created by teachers all over the United States and Canada, which uses Hip-Hop music and culture to make schools and classrooms more engaging.
“Both Martha and I were interested in creating resource for teachers who wanted to use Hip-Hop, said co-creator Marcella Runell Hall. “ There was nothing out there for educators to use. When we met and discovered our common interest, we knew we had to do it! Lulu.com’s tools made our dream a reality; it is so amazing to have our book published.”
New York University Professor, David Kirkland, author of the forward for the Hip-Hop Education Guidebook argues, "you can learn just as much about language and literature from reading Tupac as you can from Shakespeare. The themes and conflicts present in Shakespeare are all present in Hip-Hop." The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook offers an array of innovative, interdisciplinary standards-referenced lessons written by teachers for teachers and provides in-depth analysis from parents, teachers and scholars.
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