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Ms. Kampe from Munhall PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hip-Hop Horray: Reading Rhythms and Rhymes

Help me give my students language arts enrichment while fostering their love of music.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

My middle school students are dynamic, intelligent, and, above all, musically talented. In many cases, students thrive in the arts, even if they struggle in other subjects. Our middle school offers many diverse arts electives every nine weeks. "Beats: The History of HipHop Music" is one of these courses.

"I will not lose for even in defeat, there's a valuable lesson learned so it evens up for me." -Jay Z

The main messages of "old school Hip Hop" are encouragement, energy, self-expression and self-worth. Students would love to create their own musical compositions using the very same messages in their own Hip Hop style.

My Project

This project will provide a library of books and information for students to reference in relation to the contributions and influences Hip Hop has made to society musically, culturally and socially. Imagine diving into the minds of some of the most successful rappers. How do they interpret language while manipulating rhythms?

Can you imagine a group of middle school students improvising a freestyle rap utilizing their language skills?

Combining rhythms, rhymes and reading with resources that students can use on a daily basis will meld language arts and music together. It becomes a grammy nominated symphony for all of the students involved!

Ms. Kampe
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cool Hip-hop Music: Create & Appreciate What Makes Music Great! (Cool Music) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Take the Mic: The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Color Me Hip Hop: coloring for the culture • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
My Favorite Rapper Interactive Hip-Hop Coloring Book (QR Coloring) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Hip-Hop Alphabet 2 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Back in the Days Coloring Book • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The Story of Rap • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60

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