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Instructor, v121 n3 p37-40 2011

Many teachers are finding that weaving in examples from current movies, television, music, and popular fiction makes their lessons come alive for students. A clip from The Daily Show or rap lyrics can be vehicles to talk about politics and poetry. Pop culture is what students talk about in the hallways, so why not harness that interest and relate it to learning? Though some argue kids are already saturated with pop culture and do not need more in school, the trick is finding the balance. In this article, the author discusses the right and wrong ways to approach pop culture in one's lessons. (Contains 4 online resources.)

Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Poetry, Fiction, Instruction, Teaching Methods

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Author: Adams, Caralee

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3905&id=EJ991950

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