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 and educators throughout the country watched as Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder Steven Van Zandt, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Whoopi Goldberg and journalist Larry Kane discussed the impact of The Beatles on their lives and took questions from students.
Educators can now bring the investigative spirit of that webcast into their classrooms, using the Complete Teacher’s Guide and Webcast Activities Worksheet designed to encourage students take on the role of journalists. The webcast and its associated activities, as well as lesson plan posters and a Beatles classroom poster (pictured here), are available free-of-charge at http://www.scholastic.com/thebeatles/.