RRFF and East Side Community High School Come Together for “Sonic Highways in the Classroom” Documentary Screening

The East Side Community High School sits in the midst of a lower Manhattan neighborhood peppered with cultural history. ESCHS history teacher Ben Wides and his students decided to engage the musical past of their neighborhood firsthand by participating in the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s “Sonic Highways in the Classroom” pilot project, which was done in anticipation of a …

TeachRock and Scholastic Inc. Present Webcast featuring Steven Van Zandt, Dave Grohl and Whoopi Goldberg

TeachRock recently partnered with Apple Corps and Scholastic, Inc to develop educational materials to accompany the Ron Howard documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. In addition to six lesson plans at Teachrock.org, Scholastic and TeachRock hosted a live webcast at the Scholastic Auditorium. Hundreds of New York public school students, and several thousands of students …

RRFF Executive Director Warren Zanes Speaks Alongside Congressman John Lewis, Ralph Nader and Others at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

The National Council for the Social Studies 96th annual conference, held December 1-4, 2016 in Washington, D.C., featured an exhilarating list of featured speakers, such as civil rights activist, author and senator John Lewis, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, and RRFF Executive Director Warren Zanes.  In his keynote, Zanes discussed concepts and presented materials …