Teach Argument With Macklemore

Whether you’re looking for a lesson that’s timely in the context of current events and modern politics, you’re looking to add a compelling new dimension to a “gender studies” unit, or you’re simply looking for a new lesson with which to engage your students — you’ve found a good one.

This lesson uses Macklemore’s “Same Love” as a core text, prompting students to engage in a close reading of the music video (visual rhetoric) and lyrics (close reading) before comparing and contrasting with other, related arguments.

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Lesson Features

Grades Secondary, Differentiated For 9 through AP
Focus Rhetorical analysis; Intertextual analysis; Close reading

Lesson Description

These lesson plans go hand-in-hand with the embedded YouTube video (our rhetorical analysis of Macklemore’s “Same Love”).  The lesson materials include:

  • Prompts for a structured visual analysis of the “Same Love” music video
  • Guiding questions to deepen students’ visual analysis
  • A scaffolded close-reading framework for selected lyrics from “Same Love”
  • A three-tiered prompt for conducting an intertextual comparison — the most challenging (and interesting) of which prompts students to compare Macklemore’s argument in “Same Love” with the arguments posed by Supreme Court Justices in their dissenting opinions of Obergefell v. Hodges.

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