RUMBLE, Smithsonian, and TeachRock at SXSWedu, March 2018

The award-winning documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation is helping bring that story to American classrooms with five, standards-aligned RUMBLE lesson plans.

At the 2018 SXSWEdu conference in Austin, Texas, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation will explore the educational possibilities of RUMBLE through  a panel discussion featuring director/producer Catherine Bainbridge, producer Christina Fon, and Smithsonian Curator of Culture and the Arts John Troutman. Foundation Director Bill Carbone will lead panel members in discussions of their personal research, and use materials within the five TeachRock RUMBLE lesson plans to consider how footage of artists such as Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and the Black Eyed Peas can empower Social Studies, ELA, History and teachers across disciplines to engage students in discussions of Native American life both past and present.

Thank you to all who supported the Foundation’s work by voting in the SXSWedu PanelPicker. Only one in seven panel applicants were selected this year–you helped us rise to the top!