TeachRock during Black History Month, Part 1: Music as an Agent of Change in the Civil Rights Era

Educators, enrich your Black History Month programs with lesson plans that use music as the entry point for discussions. Engage your students with rich multimedia materials that highlight the achievements of key artists including Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, The Beatles and more. Make connections between the lives and work of such individuals as Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew …

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 …

TeachRock Creates Educational Materials to Accompany the Critically Acclaimed PBS Soundbreaking Series

TeachRock has partnered with Show of Force and PBS to create sixteen new lesson plans that accompany the critically acclaimed series Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music. The eight episodes of Soundbreaking explore the dynamic tension between people who make music and the ever-evolving technology available to them. The TeachRock lessons use content from the episodes, period …

RRFF Executive Director Warren Zanes Talks TeachRock and PBS Soundbreaking at the National Association for Music Education Conference

Thousands of educators convened in Grapevine, TX at The National Association for Music Education annual conference, November 10-13, 2016. Most of the attendees were present for Rock and Roll Forever Foundation executive director Warren Zanes’ keynote speech, in which he used clips from the PBS Soundbreaking series to introduce concepts from the sixteen TeachRock lesson plans developed to accompany the …

Stevie Van Zandt, Dave Grohl and Whoopi Goldberg Bring Your Classroom to Life with a Live Webcast about The Beatles

TeachRock and Scholastic Inc. explore the power of The Beatles as cultural icons in this live webcast featuring Stevie Van Zandt, Dave Grohl and moderator Whoopi Goldberg. The October 19th event will examine the influence of The Beatles on society during the changing times of the 1960s and beyond and answer questions from students. Sign up free-of-charge to enliven your social studies, language arts, …

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Summer ’17 Tour – Special Tickets Available

SPECIAL OFFER AVAILABLE NOW: Tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band for the Australia & New Zealand "Summer '17 Tour"     Limited supply of tickets – they will go fast, so get your orders in today!   Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are bringing "The Summer '17 Tour" to Australia and New Zealand and Stevie Van Zandt is making a limited number of …

TeachRock and Sonic Highways at The National Council for Geographic Education Conference

The TeachRock team has maintained a frenetic pace throughout the summer. In addition to working toward 22 new lesson plans to accompany the Ron Howard The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and PBS Soundbreaking documentaries, executive director Warren Zanes and senior project manager Bill Carbone have presented the TeachRock educational materials at several conferences throughout the …

Conference Report: Little Kids Rock Modern Band Rockfest 2016

The TeachRock team has maintained a frenetic pace throughout the summer. In addition to working toward 22 new lesson plans to accompany the Ron Howard The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and PBS Soundbreaking documentaries, executive director Warren Zanes and his troupe have presented TeachRock’s engaging educational materials at conferences throughout the U.S. On July 19 …