PBS offers a free lesson plan on Transcending Jazz, Poetry and Hip-Hop where students can discover the common threads that run through the poetry and music, and how the themes and subject matter of the poetry and music reflect the lifestyle of the period.
Flocabulary offers a host of free worksheets, graphic organizers, sample lesson plans and ideas for bringing the power of hip-hop into your classroom. (Jut surf around – there’s lots that does not require a fee.)
VH1 Music Studio offers And You Don’t Stop – 30 Years of Hip-Hop where students will identify the origin of the genre of music called Hip Hop, analyze the elements of Hip Hop, formulate a definition of Hip Hop Culture and gain an understanding of the cross-cultural influences on this genre of music/art form.
Literacy Through Hip-Hop offers lesson plans that are a combination of academic and practical materials that challenge students to transmit classroom learning into works of poetry, visual art, and music (using online articles, music clips, documentary films, and websites).