lesson:

100 Years of Dance

Why might people dance, and how have dance trends changed in America since the 1920s?

lesson:

Bo Diddley: The Grandfather of Hip Hop?

How were Bo Diddley’s recordings an anomaly in relation to 1950s Pop music, and how is his rhythm-driven sound and self-presentation a precursor to Hip Hop style?

lesson:

The Ethics of Sampling

What makes a work of art “original,” and how does the use of “sampling” technology in Hip Hop challenge perceptions of “originality”?

lesson:

Cleaning up the Plastic Beach

How is plastic made, how does it affect our marine environments, and how can plastic waste be eliminated?