This Georgia Teacher Used Migos’s “Bad And Boujee” To Help His Students Learn About The Civil War

“My troops are mad and losing.”

March 13, 2017

Migos have demonstrated their power to turn a jingle and even a read-aloud of a children's book into undeniable bangers but their own work also has the potential to be repurposed. David Yancey, a middle school teacher in Georgia, flipped the trio's smash single "Bad and Boujee" into a Civil War history lesson, rapped from the perspective of Abe Lincoln.

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"I am a middle school social studies teacher and I try my best to engage the students where they are," Yancey told Complex. "I try to build rapport, teach the material, and ultimately bridge the gap. Too often teachers just tell students to learn things because we say so, but instead we need to meet them where they are. I ask the students the song that the kids are into and I adjust the content to match."

This Georgia Teacher Used Migos’s “Bad And Boujee” To Help His Students Learn About The Civil War