Another great, complete lesson plan from Daniel D. Zarazua, this one uses the complexities of the “rich rapper” myth to address various topics related to microeconomics. It also gets students thinking critically about portrayals of wealth in the media, and about how economic principals can affect their lives in unexpected ways.
Mr. Zarazua writes, “I’ve use it in different contexts, but students analyze constructions of ‘wealth’ as presented in music videos, concepts such as supply and demand, monopolies, distribution, and costs of living.”
This lesson plan is a great way to connect with students’ “out-of-school” interests and expertise to teach important academic and social principles.
Check it out here: Rappers Are Millionaires Excercise