Lesson 3: “Eye to Eye / Protest” - Cadence Weapon / Haviah Mighty ft. Yizzy
Explore anti-Black racism as it relates to police brutality against Black people.
#BlackMusicMatters: Hip-Hop & Social Justice in Canada is a listening- and inquiry-based resource designed for teachers with students in grades 7-12. It is intended to be used by educators of various disciplines who wish to explore Black culture, history, and creation, specifically through the lens of hip-hop music. The aim of #BlackMusicMatters is to introduce students to Canadian hip-hop artists and their music, while engaging them in critical inquiry of a variety of social justice themes.
In this lesson, students will explore anti-Black racism as it relates to police brutality against Black
people. Students will also compare and contrast how two modern day Canadian hip-hop artists use
their music to protest against these social injustices.
English, Social Science, History, Health, Arts and Music-specific activities will enable students to
identify and respond to the social issues of anti-Black racism and police brutality.
Grade Level: 11-12