Hip-Hop as an Indigenous Art-Form

Lesson 1: Introduction to Hip-Hop West African Djansa video “Down to the River to Pray” (African-American spiritual, Alison Krauss cover) video Louis Armstrong “Hello Dolly” video Robert Johnson “Crossroads” video Nas, Bridging the Gap video Nas, “Bridging the Gap” lyrics Notes on Akala TED talk Lesson 2: The Poetics of Hip-Hop ArtsEdge handout: The poetics of hip-hop Note-takingContinue reading “Hip-Hop as an Indigenous Art-Form”

History of Indigenous North America – the Quick Version

We start with the basics of North American geography. We discuss of human origins in the Americas – from both scientific and traditional points of view.  We examine how, in different regions of North America, human societies developed in different ways. You make a poster exploring one aspect of pre-contact indigenous history. The test will coverContinue reading “History of Indigenous North America – the Quick Version”

First Nations people in film (in progress)

Lesson Schedule 1: The Importance of Representation 2-4: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Extended Lesson Schedule (not for spring 2015): Concept and Importance of Representation.  Reel Injun chapter 1 (“Native Representation”). Postcolonial Theory (“Derision and Desire”). Reel Injun chapter 2 (“Native Americans from Hollywood to Wounded Knee”; “Birth of the Hollywood Indian”). Assignment: Comparison of Pocahontas, The New World, and Avatar). Stereotypes. ReelContinue reading “First Nations people in film (in progress)”