Overview

TeachRock has partnered with PBS, Higher Ground, and Show of Force to create  materials that bring the eight-part, Emmy and Grammy nominated Soundbreaking series into K-12 classrooms. The standards-aligned lessons are tailored for students in social studies, language arts, geography, science, and general music classes, and feature rich educational resources, including the interactive Soundbreaking TechTools that allow students to experience firsthand the technological breakthroughs explored on screen.

Lessons

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Muddy Waters, the New Kid in Town

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: Advisory, Social Studies/History
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Learning Rhythm through Gospel

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music
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100 Years of Dance

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music
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Producing the Sounds of a Changing South

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
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The Many Roles of a Music Producer

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
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Multitracking in the Countercultural 1960s

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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The Evolution of Sound Recording

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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The Birth of the Microphone

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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Recording and Producing the Voice

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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The Impact of the Electric Guitar

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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Sound Waves, Analog Synthesis and Popular Culture

Grades: All Ages, AP/Honors/101, Elementary, High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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The Ethics of Sampling

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
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The History of Music Videos

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
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MTV and the Disruption of Gender Norms

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Advisory, General Music, Social Studies/History
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How Records and Radio Shaped American Culture

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
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The Cassette Tape Offers New Possibiliies

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History, STEAM