I’ve been thinking a lot about this. There is a lot of great content that I wouldn’t dare show in a classroom (for various reasons) but wish that I could (for various reasons). I think I’m going to start a new series where I discuss those shows. Maybe it can help someone out there get the inspiration flowing. So my first TV show is Trigger Warning with Killer Mike. Here’s the trailer. (Warning: it is NSFW) Now, what I love about the district I’m in is that the kids really engage with political topics, and I can get away with a lot in regards to administration and social issues. But I would not get away with putting any part of this show in a lesson. Despite this, I think this show should be required viewing for everyone. The ideas and themes themselves are worth an entire term of lessons. For instance, the first episode “Living Black” finds Killer Mike trying to live within the Black Economy for three days. Spoiler alert: It does not go well. And this is how the show works.
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