Do you like rap? Would you like to enter a contest that puts together rap and news? Read about it:
- The rap should be 12 to 16 lines long.
- Students should choose at least four important New York Times stories from one of the news categories listed below. It’s fine to focus on a smaller topic found within a section in The Times. For example, you can write a rap based on just the 2012 presidential election or Hurricane Sandyrather than on a range of National news this year. Or, you might focus on 2012 movies rather than covering the full range of news from the Artssection. But you should also feel free to include as many, and as wide a range, of news stories from a particular section as you like. (More about narrowing your choices can be found in this section of the lesson plan.)
Click here for the list of films the scenes are taken from.
Will you let me know if you make up your mind and enter the contest?