Writing To Celebrate Student Voice: Flocabulary Visits Standing Rock

Writing to Celebrate Student Voice: Flocabulary Visits Standing Rock

At the start of 2017, Flocabulary traveled to Standing Rock, ND to work one-on-one with students in the community. Why the trek from our hometown of Brooklyn to the Great Plains? The students in this community are Lyric Lab pros, and with the school’s special focus on the arts as part of the nationwide Turnaround Arts program, we wanted to collaborate to offer avenues for student voice and expression in a community embroiled in a national controversy. Over four days in North Dakota, our team visited classrooms at Standing Rock schools to run a program we call FlocabX, which includes…

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Indianapolis 6th Grade Class Uses Hip-Hop To Get on Top

Whoa - we just got word of a school putting out one extraordinary academics-based rap music video after another! The 6th graders at Lew Wallace Elementary in Indianapolis, IN, have been busy this past year, creating songs and videos that cover everything from atomic structure to the dangers of drug use. Check out the "Bacteria Rap" or a great track about "Animal Relationships" Flocabulary commends these students and their teacher, Damon E. Jennings, for their work. All of the videos (available on Mr. Jennings' YouTube channel) are great, and serve as examples of the possibilities for using Hip-Hop as a…

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