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Hip-hop studies is the Latest Education Trend

Ever noticed how it’s a lot easier to remember the lyrics to your favorite songs than it is to, say, recite from memory the Periodic Table, or the first 30 lines of “The Canterbury Tales”? Well, in 2004, two recent college graduates named Blake Harrison and Alex Rappaport noticed the same thing. Popular music, they decided, might be a more effective means of teaching children than conventional book study. So the two founded a company they called Flocabulary. Its mission: to teach academic subjects using rap music.

Six years later, Flocabulary has a distribution deal with textbook giant Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt, and about 300,000 students across the country use the program. In more than 12,000 American schools, kids are rapping about English, history, science and math. By most accounts, they love it. And why wouldn’t they? Singing’s more fun than studying.

But are they ac

Added: May-16-2010 
By: Songun
Tags: Hip-hop studies, Education Trend, rap dog
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  • I know black people are not less intelligent than white people, but it could be socio-cultural differences in teaching techniques and learning pathways in the brain that account for the vast difference in report card marks.
    Could it be that simple a solution, rapping out times tables and arithmetic or history lessons to overcome learning differences?

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