Exploring and analysing Kendrick Lamar’s song Alright from the To Pimp A Butterfly album.
Introduces the album, the butterfly metaphor and the speaker from the album Kdot.
PowerPoint 19 pages
Context and history information
Trayvon Martin and Black Lives Matter
Analyse the poem in stages - introduction, verses, pre chorus, chorus, outro and poem.
Explore different poetic techniques and the purpose and effect
Accompanied worksheet with analytical questions
Accompanied song lyrics (clean) and blank space for annotation notes.
Video links to song and protests.
Key information on:
Black Lives Matter
Texts (all songs are the clean version):
Blacker the Berry
Two articles that link the songs
Space to annotate and make great notes
PDF version - use online converter to convert to the document you need. I have the original publisher version attached also. Feel free to make changes and add.
Great to print and give to students as a hard copy.
This study guide was used in New Zealand for year 12 (NCEA 2) / USA Grade 11 however it is completely adaptable for any age.
A lesson that explores and introduces the tragic hero (aimed for KS4 or Y11). Uses examples from Hamlet and Pirates of the Caribbean. PDF handout with the attributes of a tragic hero.
The slides and activites explore:
What is a Tragedy?
What makes a tragic hero?
Aristotle’s tragic hero
Greek Tragic Hero