Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pop Culture 3B: Country v Hip-Hop, Music & Politics

Today you will be rotating through two experiences to explore the presence of politics in music as well as the relationship between country music and hip-hop.

Most of the resources you need are here on this blog post and there will be tools at each station to help you better build your understanding.

Here are the two key playlists.  The graphic organizers you need are here and here.

Country vs. Hip-Hop

Music and Politics

Show Your Learning.

Music Culture Project Rubric.  
Project Due. Wednesday.  Oct. 7th.

Blog. 3+ Posts.
Due. Friday. 10.2.15.
Pinterest.  1 Post.
Due.  Friday. 10.2.15.
Here are three options for creative blog posts for the week:

1. Musical Roots.  Choose a band or artist and create a map of that band's musical influences back at least three layers deep.  Explain your thinking and post links/embed content that shows evidence of your thinking.  Use our work from last week and today to inform this. 

2. Create a Beat for the News.  Use, Garage Band or another beat generator to create a beat to be played while a news story (from this week) is being viewed, heard, or read.  Post the link to the news story, embed/link to the beats, and explain your thinking.

3. Musical Color Palette.  Use to create a color palette for your musical tastes.  Name each color and explain its association to the music to which you connect.  For example, I might create an off-white color & call it "Middle School Hip-Hop Mindset" when the depth of my hip-hop knowledge went to Beastie Boys, Vanilla Ice (yup), and 3rd Bass with a little Fresh Prince and Rob Base on top of that. 

Any of the the above could be expanded upon and further developed into your Musical Culture project due next week.  Consider this a way to build a first iteration or prototype for your finished project due next Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Eng 9. Playlist for Other Rubric and How to Post Your Links on Blog Tracker.

Hi folks,

I thought this rubric was shared with you on a previous post and it was not.  I'm apologizing for that now.  It is the same criteria as what we put up on the whiteboard in the room -- it is just more descriptive and provides more feedback.

Reminder, part of the project was to create a piece of "cover art" for your partner's playlist.

Turning in Your Blogs.

Here's a brief video to help you turn in your blog posts properly on the blog tracker.  I take you step by step.  By Friday, you should have nine posts up, including your Playlist for Others, ideas/designs/process for your Cardboard Challenge, and a 5 Card Flickr that tells the story of solving a problem.  (These have all been described in earlier posts.)

What else could you blog about?  Here are some ideas:

  • Oreo Challenge. Manilla Folder Challenge.  Lego Challenge.
  • Any and all of the graphic organizers so far with an explanation explaining what it is and your thinking.
  • Any draft or planning or sketchnoting or doodling so far with an explanation of your thinking.
  • Your Thirty Circles.
  • Poetry.  Creative Writing. Reflections. Things You are Seeing that Make You Think. 
  • Comments and Critiques and Dialogues
  • Videos That You Want to Talk About.
  • Music That You Want to Talk About.
  • Memes That Make You Think and Laugh And Think.
  • Articles That Make You Think.
  • Post-Its and sorts with explanations.  
  • Anything at all that shows your thinking.  Any of the work you do for class that shows your thinking.  

Here are a couple of links to sample blog posts you could use as guides.  These show you the sort of thinking and explanations that should be included.  These are not perfect posts -- these are good examples to help you see what meets the standard for thinking and content.

Also, here's a video showing some of our problem sorting thinking from class today.  Really cool work today everyone.

Show Your Learning.

Blog: 3+ Posts 
Creative Blog Post. #ShowYourWork on Your Global Cardboard Challenge design.
Sketches. Doodles. Maps.  Lists. Ideas.  Mini Makes. (Manila folder challenges) 
Due. Friday. 10.2.15 

Study. Roots Quiz #1  FRIDAY. (We should have taken this last week.)
Use the Quizlet to Help You Study.
Know the Root & What It Means.
Other Evidence of Learning:  In addition to the taking the quiz, you may want to create a roots product that demonstrates your understanding of the roots and what they mean.  Some of us struggle with quizzes as a way of proving we know something, but if we get a chance to use our knowledge, we knock it out of the park.  Consider writing a story, a set of instructions, making a video, recording a podcast, building something on Minecraft or in LEGO, recording a song, drawing a comic strip, or some other way of showing me that you know those roots and what they mean in a way that shows you truly understand. 
Due.  Friday. 10.2.15