Hip hop as a musical genre got its start in the 1970s in the Bronx when DJs would take popular breaks in songs, isolate those beats, and make them longer for the audiences. Hip hop began as a sort of “voice” for the disenfranchised youth in the poorer New York City neighborhoods. Check out our cool timeline of the evolution of Hip Hop:
Every month, we at HGU have decided to read a book and break our “under 5 minutes” rule to discuss it. The book for August was Pride & Prejudice & Zombies–see the original video here.
Well, we read it. Sort of. Brittany got the farthest, reading a little past halfway. The general consensus of the book was “if you have something better to do, do that instead. If you’re bored with nothing better to do, read the book.”
It was definitely entertaining, in a very grim sort of way. Did you end up reading the book, or have you read it before? If you’ve even finished it, you got way farther than we did.
Join us next month for our September Book Club read: Remains of the Day <<— That’s a link to Amazon.com page for the book.
You have to read it by September 30th (plenty of time, right?) and send us your review by then! We’ll be posting our video that day. Join the conversation! We want to hear from you guys!
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The famous poet Walt Whitman has been brought into the public eye even more with the recent shout-outs from TV series Breaking Bad. Learn a little more about this guy beyond “Leaves of Grass” with our short video on his life & legacy below:
Honors Grad U is trying to provide teachers and students with the resources necessary to help better the education system–but we can’t do that without knowing what it is that needs to be change! No matter if you’re a teacher, student, or former student, please fill out this brief form and let us know what the world needs to know.
Having all this fun is hard! Check out the Behind The Scenes: Bloopers FIRST EDITION and keep reading for more on how we make the videos here at Honors Grad U:
Most people have heard of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle–but what did they do and why should we care? Keep reading and you’ll totally be convinced:
Similes and metaphors are literary devices used to emphasize traits by comparing to another object that also has that trait. After checking out the video, keep reading to get more information: