Creating rap lyrics inspires young history students

03/19/2007 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Teacher Scott Sayre thought rapping on history might give his Los Angeles sixth-graders an unconventional way to learn their reading material. Creating lyrics inspired students to learn more about the likes of Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Jesse Jackson, students said. "It made me want to read more history so I could rap about it," said 11-year-old Shellie Robinson.

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