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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Journal Entry #6

Hip-hop started as an alternative to violence and gangs, as well as a way to have fun through parties. I would use breaking to teach students about social justice issues because it started as an alternative for gangs and violence. Breaking is an art form that allows people to express their stress through a positive outlet. Additionally, it promotes a healthy lifestyle because it is physically demanding. Most importantly, it immerses people into the welcoming and supportive community of hip-hop. Breaking is an accessible art form that anyone can participate in, creating bonds with people that you may not particularly associate yourself with in you everyday life. Through breaking, I’ve gained friendships with people of different ages, cultures, religions and stories. Therefore, I believe it is an art form that anyone can relate to and express themselves with.

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