The Pact

Can One's Experiences Determine One's Success?

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The Pact Anticipation Guide

Fill in the chart & answer the questions from Before Hip Hop was Hip Hop

Self Destruction

The Impact of Hip Hop on Our Lives!

After viewing the YouTube video in your cooperative groups, answer the following questions in a YouTube video of your own. Your theme is Self-Destruction! Your video must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes.

Think about these questions as you create your video: Does hip hop play a part in the decisions we make? Does hip hop have an impact on our communities (either negative, positive or maybe both)? How much of the lyrics in hip hop music do you believe? Does it promote success? Is hip hop trendy? What are the benefits and/or setbacks if any of hip hop?

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Vocabulary Collage

Using 15 of the vocabulary words provided and 5 you found from the text, create a collage depicting (describing) one of the themes. Overcoming Adversity, Defying The Odds, & Values of Personal Choices.

  1. aspire
  2. stint
  3. unbeknownst
  4. obligation
  5. incorrigible
  6. compulsive
  7. paranoid
  8. ousted
  9. subtle
  10. sweltering
  11. prestigious
  12. menial
  13. predominantly
  14. barbaric
  15. exasperated

The Pact Soundtrack

In your groups create a soundtrack (12 tracks) CD for the novel The Pact. Place each song in order that helps describe the plot of the novel. Write a brief description of the relevance (importance) of each song you choose.

  1. Self Destruction...KRS-One, MC Lyte, Heavy D, Public Enemy, Kool Moe Dee, Doug Fresh, Stetsasonic, Just-Ice
  2. My Moment...Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Jeremih
  3. Dreams & Nightmares...Meek Mill
  4. Alright...Kendick Lamar
  5. Dear Mama...Tupac


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