ERIC Number: ED410351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-4
Reference Count: N/A
From Hip Hop to Hope and Interest: Creative Curricula for At-Risk Students.
Cornell, Sylvia Ryce
This collection of handouts from a workshop on meeting the needs of at-risk urban students stresses the necessity of empathy and involvement in working with disadvantaged youth. The first handouts, "I Remember When I Was a Teenager," and "Teens Need To Have Adults That...," remind the adult youth worker of adolescent characteristics. "Sports and Curriculum" introduces a way to reinforce language arts studies through slogans that promote student motivation. The idea of the "Eagle Team" is introduced as an example for creating a slogan, and this theme is continued in discussions of problems and exercises in the disciplines of mathematics, social studies, fine arts, and the performing arts. Suggested activities for these fields highlight the teamwork concept. "Adultism as a Barrier to Effective Communication" is another handout designed to refresh the adult's memory of what it was to be an adolescent. A summary reviews ways to identify a winner, and stresses that successful urban districts demonstrate winning behavior because they come into the game with a sense that victory is to be expected. A list of 27 related readings offers information about the influences of rap music and sports on inner city youth. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Authoring Institution: Creative Concepts Unlimited, Missouri City, TX.