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.

Welcome Teachers

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.


Suggested Paths

Lesson plans collections tailored to specific grade levels, subjects, and topics of study.


Resources Library

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.

ABC News Video Source

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

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

Rock's Backpages

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