Who We Are
Stevie Van Zandt’s TeachRock project brings rich educational materials to teachers and students everywhere – at no cost. The lesson plans and resources at teachrock.org allow a one-of-a-kind, multimedia experience that helps young people connect 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 material for every classroom.
Lesson Plan Collections
The TeachRock lesson plans feature rich, multimedia materials and bring a new kind of energy into learning, connecting with students and teachers in an area where they’ve already made an investment: popular music.
The “Welcome Teachers” section of the site is designed to help educators make the most of all that we provide. From professional development videos to standards and partner resources, this will be a home base for teachers who bring TeachRock into the classroom.
- NEW YORK, May 19, 2017-Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and the New Jersey School Boards Association today…
- On Sunday May 14, 2017, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder Stevie Van Zandt received an honorary doctorate from Rutgers…On Wednesday April 26, TeachRock team members Bill Carbone and Christine Nick visited the lower East Side of Manhattan for…
- This April, fill your classroom with the sound of discussions about music and American culture! TeachRock has lessons to help…The TeachRock Women’s History Month Collection celebrates the women who helped shape American culture through their contributions as performers and…Educators, enrich your Black History Month programs with lesson plans that use music as the entry point for discussions. Engage…
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.
The ABC News Video Source collection spans from 1896 to the present and includes the vast archives of ABC News, The Associated Press (AP), British Movietone and Helinet.
ABC News Collection
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
Among the very best online libraries of music writing, RBP is an archive of writing contributed by the most celebrated writers in the field. The collection covers more than five decades of rich written content.
Rock's Backpages Collection