Educator Spotlight: Cross-Cultural Exchange of Art and Hip-Hop

Lavie Raven is a high school social studies and language arts teacher at North Lawndale College Prep in his home city of Chicago. He is a fourth-generation teacher with 20 years experience, a practitioner of graffiti writing and illuminated script, rapper, and part-time b-boy. Activity: New Sun Rising Subjects: Social Studies and Language Arts Grade: High School Tell us about your activity. In this summer’s … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Cross-Cultural Exchange of Art and Hip-Hop

Outkast in Atlanta

ARTS Outkast represents Atlanta. 20 years ago, the duo made a conscious decision to, as Andre 3000 says, put the city on their backs: “The best way to represent the places where you from is be yourself, completely. And just say, ‘I’m from this place.’” (NPR) Use this “Picture of Practice” video to see how one teacher uses media to generate discussion and self-awareness about cultural … Continue reading Outkast in Atlanta