See a related post for the unit I taught before this one (Empire: India) for more background on my thoughts and intentions with creating this unit. This unit simply explores the aftermath of the British Empire, with an emphasis on the voices of the colonized.
This unit also gave me a chance to pull texts from “low culture” so that students could learn that anything they consume can, and should, be analyzed like a Shakespearan drama.
- Main Resources: music videos
- Post-Colonial Issues in Music Videos
- I also played mash-up songs at the start of class/during passing period for this portion of class. Check out the Empire: India post!