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An Atlanta teacher is using popular hip hop songs to teach his students about history.
31-year old David Yancey is getting a lot of attention, remixing songs like “Hotline Bling” and Black Beatles” to make his history lessons relevant in class.
His latest song, “Bad And Boujee” is remixed in “Mad And Losing” to teach his students about the Civil War. You’ll never be able to hear the popular Migos song the same.
“I am a middle school social studies teacher and I try my best to engage the students where they are,” Yancey told Complex Monday. “I try to build rapport, teach the material, and ultimately bridge the gap. Too often teachers just tell students to learn things because we say so, but instead we need to meet them where they are. I ask the students the song that the kids are into and I adjust the content to match.”
“Your troops are mad and losing/Slowing them down is a doozy.”