A Poetic Finale
This project connects to several Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.
- Social Studies: Political Science and Citizenship
Describe and analyze the origins and consequences of slavery, genocide, and other forms of persecution, including the Holocaust (C.12.14)
- English: Writing
Compose and publish analytic and reflective writing that conveys knowledge, experience, insights, and opinions to an intended audience (B.12.1)
- English: Reading/Literature
Develop and articulate, orally and in writing, defensible points of view on individual, community, national, and world issues reflected in literary and nonliterary texts (A.12.3)
- English: Oral Language
Demonstrate confidence and poise during presentations, interacting effectively with the audience, and selecting language and gestures mindful of their effect (C.12.1)
For more information on Wisconsin Model Academic Standards, go to http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/standards/index.html.
RESOURCES AND HANDOUTS: BACKGROUND MATERIALS
A profile of the rapper Remedy titled "Jewish Rapper Takes Chai Road Here 'to Spread Word'" can be found on the Web site for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. http://www.hillel.org/hillel/NewHille.nsf/. Click on "About Hillel," then "Hillel News," "News Archives," and scroll to Dec. 1, 2001.
The lyrics to Remedy's song "Never Again" can be found at http://members.tripod.com/irish_mac/lyricsneveragain.html
RESOURCES AND HANDOUTS: MATERIALS USED
Goldsmith, Aleza. "Jewish Rapper Takes Chai Road Here 'to Spread Word.'" Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. 1 December 2001. 1 April 2003 at http://www.hillel.org/hillel/NewHille.nsf/. Click on "About Hillel," then "Hillel News," "News Archives," and scroll to Dec. 1, 2001.
Remedy. "Never Again." REMEDY LYRICS "Never Again." 1 April 2003 at http://members.tripod.com/irish_mac/lyricsneveragain.html.
Remedy. "Never Again." RZA Presents Wu Tang Killa Bees—The Swarm, Volume One. Priority, 1998.
Note: If you are not able to obtain the actual song for any reason, the lyrics alone could be still be read as an example of contemporary Holocaust poetry.
- Lesson Introduction: A Poetic Finale
- Remedy/Holocaust Connections
- Remedy’s Use of Poetic Techniques
- Rubric: A Poetic Finale
- Reflecting on Poetic Finales