To empower teachers and engage students by using popular music to create interdisciplinary, culturally responsive education materials for all 21st century classrooms.
Lesson Plan Collections
The more-than-140 lesson plans at TeachRock are divided into Core Lessons, which explore the interconnected histories of popular music and American culture from the 19th century to the present, and Special Collections which are constructed alongside documentaries, feature films, and with other partners. Both categories are brimming with engaging resources and exciting classroom activities for teachers of all ages and disciplines.
Who We Are
Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock project brings rich, multimedia educational materials to teachers and students everywhere–at no cost. The lesson plan collections and resources at teachrock.org help teachers engage students by connecting the history of popular music to classroom work across the disciplines. From social studies and language arts to geography, media studies, science, general music, and more: TeachRock has engaging and meaningful arts integration materials for every classroom.
- The Foundation was elated about the opportunity to make lesson plans to accompany the film RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked…
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Exclusive Partner Media
Explore extensive media archives exclusively provided by our partners. Go to individual partner pages below to find historic video footage and relevant articles.
Reelin’ In the Years is the world’s largest library of music footage. From the roots of Rock and Roll to the present day, music from every period relating to Rock and Roll and from across the genres is represented in this remarkable library of film footage.
Reelin' in the Years Collection