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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.



Lesson Description:


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

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