Bay Area Mosaic
Index of Mosaic Films


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rythms

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
This ground-breaking film takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This documentary is a "loving critique" of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form's representations of masculinity.

To order a copy of the film, contact Media Education Foundation http://www.mediaed.org/videos/

website: pbs.org/independentlens/hiphop/






Strange Fruit
The film looks at the history of the anti-lynching campaign in the United States, the history of the song and explores the impact of Strange Fruit today.

To order a copy of the film, contact California Newsreel at 415.621.6196.
website: www.newsreel.org
e-mail: contact@newsreel.org
Mention KQED and receive a discount.





Black Press: Soldiers without Swords
This film is about Black journalists and their role in forging a modern African American identity.

To order a copy of the film, contact California Newsreel at 415.621.6196.
website: www.newsreel.org
e-mail: contact@newsreel.org
Mention KQED and receive a discount.

 


BLACK STUDIES

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
This ground-breaking film takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This documentary is a "loving critique" of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form's representations of masculinity.

Educator Guide (PDF)

arrowVideo Modules

Activity 1 -  Points of View
Activity 2 - Manhood and Gender Identity
Activity 3 - Gender Violence
Activity 4 - Stalling the Cipher: Homophobia and Gay Rappers in Hip Hop
Activity 5 - Media Literacy



Strange Fruit
Southern trees bear a strange fruit ... blood on the leaves and blood at the root. These are the opening words to one of the world's most famous protest songs. The film looks at the history of the anti-lynching campaign in the United States, the history of the song and explores the impact of Strange Fruit today.

arrowLesson Plan, Lynching in America (6-12)
Lesson Plan, Analyzing the Lyrics (6-12)
Lesson Plan, Reconstruction to Jim Crow (6-12)

Flash Activity: The Road to Equality (6-12)



Black Press: Soldiers without Swords

ACTIVITIES
Flash Activity: Dateline: The Black Press in the 19th and 20th Century
A timeline of the Black press in the United States.

Flash Activity: Multiple Choice Quiz
A quiz on the history of the Black press in the United States.

ARTICLES
Profiles
Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois

LESSON PLANS
Creating and Evaluating Ethnic Advertising
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Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: U.S. History (20th Century), American Democracy, Language Arts, Economics
In this lesson students research how advertising agencies market products for different ethnic groups and how they generally target specific audiences.

Finding Racial Stereotypes in Popular Culture
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Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: U.S. History (20th Century), American Democracy, Language Arts, Economics
In this lesson students analyze current media and determine if racial stereotyping exists.

Creating an Ethnic Student Newspaper
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Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: U.S. History (20th Century), American Democracy, Language Arts, Economics
In this lesson students analyze news articles and features covered by ethnic newspapers in both the past and present. They will also have the opportunity to create a school newspaper.

WRITING PROMPTS
The following writing prompts can be used alone or in tandem with lesson plans. They can be printed out, copied and distributed to students.

Is There Still a need for Black press in the U.S.? PDF

Has Internet publishing has affected media availability? PDF

Does ethnic labeling still exist? PDF

How does advertising affect what media reports? PDF

 



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