DISTANCE LEARNING PACKS: STUDENT-FACING MATERIAL FOR ALL AGES

TeachRock Distance Learning Packs are activity-rich, project-based resources for independent learning that students can use right now.

HOW TO USE DISTANCE LEARNING PACKS

  • Identify a pack based on interests, subject, and or age range (All Ages, Elementary, Middle, High School)
  • Take a look at the objectives slide and activities
  • Like it? Download and send it directly to your students, or send them to Teachrock.org!

All Ages

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“Lean on Me”: Expressing Gratitude and Care with Music

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance
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“Life is Beautiful” with Keb’ Mo’

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Filming, Personal Reflection
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Drawing To Music

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
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What is Cultural Identity?

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: Art, ELA, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Creative Writing, Gallery Walk, Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis
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Math with Jackson Browne

Grades: All Ages, Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Math, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Equations and Calculations, Maps
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Design A Distortion Pedal

Grades: All Ages, High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design
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Designing Album Covers with Color Theory

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: Art, General Music
Activities: Visual Art
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“Glory” and the Continuing Civil Rights Movement

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis, Visual Design
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Golden Age of Radio in the U.S.

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Film and Sound Editing, Playlists and Podcasts
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Rhythm as Representation of People and Place

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Interactive Tech Tools, Performance, Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Loudspeakers, PA Systems, and the “Wall of Sound”

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build
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Going Viral

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Personal Reflection
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Music as a Window to the Past

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Playlists and Podcasts, Textual Analysis

Elementary School

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The Stonewall Riots in the Fight for Equality

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Feeling the Vibrations

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: CTE, ELA, General Music, Social Emotional Learning, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Performance
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Cleaning Up the Plastic Beach

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, STEAM
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing, Visual Design
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Who Is Ritchie Valens?

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Musical Analysis, Visual Design
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Math with Beyoncé

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Math
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Creative Writing
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Math with the Grateful Dead

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Math
Activities: Visual Art
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The Roots of Surf Sound

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Science, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design
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How Earth Day Began With Music

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Visual Art
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Math With The Beatles!

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Math
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Equations and Calculations
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The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Performance
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Celebrating Community With Art

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: Art, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Personal Reflection, Visual Analysis
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“Here Comes the Sun”

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: Art, Science, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design
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The Birth of Hippie Culture

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Gallery Walk, Visual Analysis, Visual Art
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Math with Jackson Browne

Grades: All Ages, Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Math, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Equations and Calculations, Maps
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Who Is Camila Cabello?

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing
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Design An Electric Guitar With Shapes

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: Math
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design

Middle School

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Who Is Amy Winehouse?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts
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Recording the Human Voice

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
Activities: Performance, Personal Reflection
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Science and Civics of the Flint Water Crisis

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Science, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Creative Writing, Personal Reflection, Role Playing
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Toby Keith and The Chicks: Songs and Words during the War on Terror

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Art
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Math With The Beatles!

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Math
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Equations and Calculations
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Supporting Sobriety in a Musical Community

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing
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What is Cultural Appropriation?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Civics, ELA, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Personal Reflection, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis
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Greta Thunberg, Music, and the Climate Crisis

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance, Personal Reflection
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Signature Style in Art and Album Covers

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art
Activities: Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Art
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Math with Jackson Browne

Grades: All Ages, Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Math, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Equations and Calculations, Maps
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The Journey to Marriage Equality in the United States

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Interactive Tech Tools
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9/11: Country Music Responds

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Design
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Lost Friends

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Equations and Calculations, Film and Sound Editing, Performance, Playlists and Podcasts, Textual Analysis
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The Stonewall Riots in the Fight for Equality

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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What Is Sampling?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music
Activities: Film and Sound Editing, Interactive Tech Tools, Visual Art
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Feeling the Vibrations

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: CTE, ELA, General Music, Social Emotional Learning, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Performance
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Gen Z Environmental Activists

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Filming, Visual Design
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Funk Upon A Time: The Beginnings of Funk

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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How a Bill becomes a Law: The Story of the MLK Holiday

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Indigenous Music: From Wounded Knee to The Billboard Charts

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Film and Sound Editing, Musical Analysis, Performance, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Who Is Ritchie Valens?

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Musical Analysis, Visual Design
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How Earth Day Began With Music

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Visual Art
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Cleaning Up the Plastic Beach

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, STEAM
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing, Visual Design
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“Alright” and the History of Black Protest Songs

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing
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The Historical Roots of Hip Hop

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance, Playlists and Podcasts, Role Playing, Visual Art, Visual Design
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The Indigenous Roots of Rock and Roll

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts, Textual Analysis
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The Roots of Surf Sound

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Science, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design
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Who is Billie Eilish?

Grades: Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Creative Writing, Playlists and Podcasts, Role Playing, Visual Design
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Kanye and Katrina: Environmental Racism in New Orleans

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Visual Art
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Music and the Berlin Wall during the Cold War

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis
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Design A Distortion Pedal

Grades: All Ages, High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design
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The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Performance
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Business with the Grateful Dead

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Equations and Calculations, Role Playing
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Apollo 11 & Gil Scott-Heron

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis

High School

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The Ethics of “Sampling” in Art and Music: A Classroom Trial

Grades: High
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Role Playing, Structured Academic Controversy
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Recording the Human Voice

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
Activities: Performance, Personal Reflection
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Who is Lizzo?

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Film and Sound Editing, Personal Reflection
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Third-Wave Feminism: Women’s Rights and Music in the 1990s

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Analysis
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Lost Friends

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Equations and Calculations, Film and Sound Editing, Performance, Playlists and Podcasts, Textual Analysis
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Business with the Grateful Dead

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: CTE, General Music
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Equations and Calculations, Role Playing
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Indigenous Music: From Wounded Knee to The Billboard Charts

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Film and Sound Editing, Musical Analysis, Performance, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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Funk Upon A Time: The Beginnings of Funk

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
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#Blacklivesmatter: Music In A Movement

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis
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Supporting Sobriety in a Musical Community

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing
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“Y’all Better Quiet Down”: Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ Pioneers

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Textual Analysis, Visual Art
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The Indigenous Roots of Rock and Roll

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts, Textual Analysis
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Who Is Mavis Staples?

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Document-Based Questions, Performance
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Confronting the Climate Crisis

Grades: High
Subjects: STEAM
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Creative Writing, Personal Reflection
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Art, Music, and the AIDS Epidemic

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: Art, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Design
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Gen Z Environmental Activists

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Filming, Visual Design
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The Evolution of Sound Recording

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Science
Activities: Film and Sound Editing, Interactive Tech Tools, Visual Art
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The Music Behind the Red Power Movement

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Playlists and Podcasts, Textual Analysis
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The Historical Roots of Hip Hop

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance, Playlists and Podcasts, Role Playing, Visual Art, Visual Design
Launch

Music and the Berlin Wall during the Cold War

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Textual Analysis
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Toby Keith and The Chicks: Songs and Words during the War on Terror

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Art
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The Reclamation of the Cowboy

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Visual Art
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“Alright” and the History of Black Protest Songs

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing
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What is Cultural Appropriation?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Civics, ELA, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Personal Reflection, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis
Launch

Signature Style in Art and Album Covers

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art
Activities: Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Art
Launch

The Journey to Marriage Equality in the United States

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Interactive Tech Tools
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A Veteran’s Soundtrack to the Vietnam War

Grades: AP/Honors/101, High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art
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Science and Civics of the Flint Water Crisis

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Science, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Creative Writing, Personal Reflection, Role Playing
Launch

How a Bill becomes a Law: The Story of the MLK Holiday

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis
Launch

Kanye and Katrina: Environmental Racism in New Orleans

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Visual Art
Launch

Greta Thunberg, Music, and the Climate Crisis

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance, Personal Reflection
Launch

Celebrating Community With Poetry

Grades: High
Subjects: Art, ELA, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance
Launch

Who Is Prince?

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Design
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Beat Culture & the Grateful Dead

Grades: High
Subjects: ELA
Activities: Creative Writing, Document-Based Questions, Textual Analysis
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Design A Distortion Pedal

Grades: All Ages, High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design
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DAMN.: The Art and Importance of Storytelling

Grades: High
Subjects: Art, ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Filming, Personal Reflection
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What Is Sampling?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music
Activities: Film and Sound Editing, Interactive Tech Tools, Visual Art
Launch

Who Is Amy Winehouse?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts
Launch

Apollo 11 & Gil Scott-Heron

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Structured Academic Controversy, Textual Analysis
Launch

9/11: Country Music Responds

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Personal Reflection, Textual Analysis, Visual Design