Do your students want to be rappers when they grow up? Here is a fun contest through the New York Times and Flocabulary!
Each December, we take a look back at the year’s big news with quizzes, teaching ideas and a roundup of links to interesting retrospectives around the Web. And since we’re big fans, every year we link to Flocabulary’s Year in Rap.
Flocabulary is an online learning platform that features educational songs, videos and resources for grades K-12. For the last two years, Flocabulary has created a Year in Rap as a supplement to its popular Week in Rap, which is produced in partnership with Channel One News.
This year we thought it would be fun to formally collaborate with them and offer a contest in which students are invited to write lyrics for their own mini “Years in Rap.” Since Flocabulary is in the business of using rap for teaching and learning, they were enthusiastic — and even offered to provide a lesson plan to guide teachers or students new to composing in rhyme.
Meanwhile, Flocabulary will release its 2011 edition of the Year in Rap on Dec. 16 and we’ll feature it right here on the Learning Network. So remember to tune in!
Read the full article and see all the contest rules at Student Contest | Celebrate 2011 by Writing Raps About the Year’s News – NYTimes.com.