Today we completed an activity - list, group, label - that involved sorting words into categories. Choose one or two of the categories you created and explain how those words fit into it. In other words, why does this list of words go together?
"Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was a American artist.Basquiat first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk and street art movements had coalesced..."
To learn more about Basquiat's art and life, go to The Brooklyn Museum's online exploration. Look for things that will inspire your Brooklyn Read's History of Hip Hop writing and performance.
As part of our research to design a performance influenced by and about the history of hip hop, search for images of NYC, the Bronx, Hip Hop artists, grafitti and fashion from the 1970s. In the comments below, post links to images along with titles or descriptions that we can print and use in developing out project.
Ms. Brody is an ISS teacher at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, NY.