City councilman and music educator Jecorey Arthur will be coming back to KCD in an exciting partnership with our fine arts faculty. Mr. Arthur will collaborate with fine arts department chair Sarah Stone on curriculum for Hip-Hop 101, one of 22 fine arts electives for seventh and eighth graders.
Mr. Arthur will contribute curriculum to address the fifth pillar of hip-hop: social engagement. Students will participate in a live discussion with Mr. Arthur in week 11 about the issues of racial inequity and poverty in our city in addition to an exploration of the Louisville hip-hop scene.
Students will also learn about the origins of hip-hop in the block parties of the Bronx during the 1970s, its popularization in the 80s and 90s, particularly among suburban white youth, and its further development in the 2000s, 2010s, and beyond.
We’re grateful to the leadership of the KCD Fine Arts Guild for making this unique collaboration possible. We are excited about the opportunities this partnership brings to align our curriculum with our motto: Citizen, Scholar, Steward.
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.