TeachRock improves students' lives by bringing the sound, stories, and science of music to all classrooms.
From The Beatles to Beyoncé, from kindergarten to AP History, in the classroom or remotely, TeachRock offers meaningful lesson plans all at no cost to teachers, students, and families, inspiring deeper learning and understanding through the power of music.
Launched by Stevie Van Zandt with the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, Teachrock.org has provided free, standards-aligned resources to help teachers, students, and families succeed for more than a decade.
TeachRock's Artist Council includes Erykah Badu, Common, Sheryl Crow, Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, DJ Khaled, Skip Marley, Darryl McDaniels, Melle Mel, Margo Price, Rapsody, Gina Schock, Marty Stuart, and Black Eyed Peas' Taboo.
What is Fania Records, and how does it reflect the history of Spanish-speaking Caribbean communities in New York City?
What is the influence of Brazilian music and culture in the United States?
What is Chicana Punk, how does it relate to the Chicano Movement, and how did it transform the Punk music scene?
How did the presence of Latin American artists challenge the image of 1950s American society seen in popular media?
What is intersectionality, and how do musicians in the Punk music scene navigate life at different intersections?
How does Lydia Mendoza’s Tejano music connect to the history of Texas and the influence Mexico has had on that state?
How are contemporary Latin artists pursuing activism and promoting positive change in their communities?
What was the cultural, social, and historical significance of the zoot suit during the period of World War II?
What is mountaintop removal, how does it affect the environment and people’s health?
How did activism by Black students challenge Jim Crow segregation during the Civil Rights Movement, and what unique role did music play as an organizing tool?
What is the history behind Puerto Rican migration to New York City in the 1940s and 1950s, and how did Puerto Rican migration affect American Popular Music?
Let Stevie Van Zandt tell you why TeachRock matters in the video below