Students are taken on a fun, multi- media trip through the world of creative writing where they discuss the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) as well as being able to recognize main ideas and supporting details. Students will rap along to original, professionally-
released music created by Bomani, that include tips on how to be a better creative
writer. Students will also learn historical facts about
the birth and development of hip-hop culture and it’s
elements. There are versions of this program designed for k-2, 3-6 and 7-12There will be dancing, and fun had by all!
To see an excerpt of this program click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxi9BUCW9pk&feature=youtu.be
Baba Bomani, aka the Watermelon Man, has been using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines to teach fun and informative workshops with all ages from kindergarteners to graduate students for well over 15 years. He is a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Changing Education Through Arts Teaching Artist and has done assemblies, workshops, residencies and professional development for all grade levels, aptitudes and abilities.