• January 24, 2011

Declaration of Independence Rap – MC LaLa

Yes. He's done it again ladies and gentlemen. Frequent Flocab contributor and educational rap maven MC LaLa is back with an awesome, original music video and song on one of the most important documents in American history. As always, a very big thanks to Peter DiLalla, a.k.a. MC LaLa for this contribution to the Hip-Hop Classroom. Video:

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  • February 25, 2010

3 Titans: A Hip-Hop Ode To Knowledge And 'College'

Check this out: three 5th graders put together an awesome hip-hop song that big-ups college and higher learning. They collaborated with the celebrated Menahan Street Band (which has contributed tracks to Jay-Z, as well as working with greats like Sharon Jones and the Budos Band) - and were featured on NPR! Challenge your students to write their own academic (or otherwise meaningful and classroom appropriate) rhymes - it's a fantastic higher-order thinking activity, and gives your kids a chance to shine while working on their writing skills! Read the article and listen to the song HERE. Direct link to the…

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  • February 25, 2010

How to save the Earth – the 1 Minute Hip-Hop Guide!

A fantastic addition to the educational hip-hop canon: "One Minute to Save the Earth"by Dan Bull. This is his entry into the 1minutetosavetheearth short film competition, and he raps 30 tips to help stave off climate change catastrophe - all in one minute!

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  • December 8, 2009

PS/IS 150 in Brooklyn: The School of Rap

Meet Craig Campbell and his students, at PS/IS 150 in Brownsville, NY. Mr. Campbell and his students created the "School of Rap," using Flocabulary as inspiration for their own brand of Hip-Hop in the Classroom. Check out the pics, and listen to a song the class recorded below. Dare I say, the production is truly ahead of its time and the rhymes just get stuck in your head. We've been singing it at Flocabulary for days! Craig Campbell got in touch with us with an amazing story of turning "disinterested rebels" into "engaged students" with Flocabulary programs (in his case,…

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  • December 1, 2009

Manifest Destiny Rap

Here at Flocabulary, we love to hear new artists make educational hip-hop music.  Take a look at this clip of MC DiLaLa and his academic rap, "Manifest Destiny."  The song eloquently covers the history behind "Manifest Destiny" - how the United States grew from 13 colonies to the 50 states and several territories that exist today.  The simple beat and catchy lyrics makes it easy for everyone to become more familiar with the history behind the Manifest Destiny. Check it out!

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