As they have for the last couple of years, Flocabulary has released a rap video highlighting the last eighteen years of news headlines. The video is titled 18 Years in Rap. The choice of eighteen years is based on average age of students graduating from high school this year. The video can be found on YouTube or you can watch it and read the transcript here.
Applications for Education
Most of Flocabulary’s products are not free. 18 Years in Rap is one resource that is available for free. Playing the video then having students research some of the headlines in the video could be a good little modern history research project.