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Composing songs and verse about fraud

Students write a song, rap, or poem that warns people about identity theft and types of fraud.


Protect (Managing risk, Preventing fraud and identity theft)


English or language arts, Fine arts and performing arts

Grade Level

Middle school (6-8)


75-90 minutes

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Big idea

Fraud and identity theft harm millions of Americans every year. 

Essential questions

  • What are some common types of fraud? 
  • How does fraud pose a financial risk to me?


  • Identify common types of fraud
  • Write a song, rap, or poem about a type of fraud

What students will do

  • Review definitions of different types of fraud.
  • Write a song, rap, or poem about a type of fraud.
  • Perform or read the song, rap, or poem for the class.

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Teacher guide


Student materials


Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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