Learning objects Rap machine: space travel


Mix your own rap music. Start with some model lyrics and beats. Change each line to make a new rap about space travel. View words in either rap or standard English. Choose a beat. Get a rapper to perform your song. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify standard and non-standard English.
  • Students select appropriate text to change or add meaning.
Educational value
  • Allows students to investigate the differences between standard English and non-standard English.
  • Enables students to change the lyrics of a rap song into standard English.
  • Provides opportunities to assemble lyrics according to a given theme.
  • Describes the development of rapping and hip-hop dance culture.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Modelling;
    • Multiple choice questions;
    • Comprehension activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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