Music Connects Us, Even When We Must Be Apart

LITTLE STEVEN & TEACHROCK PROVIDE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS DURING COVID CRISIS

Teachers rallied and established distance learning, almost overnight. But now they need our help. Preparing a remote class can take 5 to 8 times longer than a classroom lesson, a task teachers must balance with the increased burden of social work and family responsibilities in this unprecedented time.

Students are isolated, away from classrooms and the emotional support of peer groups. Many could walk away from education completely. They must be supported and engaged with material that enriches their lives while providing hope and joy.

TeachRock has always provided free, high quality resources for teachers and we remain in solidarity, because as our founder Little Steven notes, “music connects us, even when we must be apart.”

TeachRock Distance Learning resources are currently used by K-12 facilitators of all subjects in over 100 NYC Public schools through the New York Edge network. Together, we can take them to the millions of students currently sheltering-at-home. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Distance Learning.

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!

TEACHROCK DISTANCE LEARNING PACKS

  • Formatted for teachers to deliver directly to students
  • Clear, concise instructions that empower non-educator family member participation
  • Activity- and project-based
  • Foster collaboration and communication
  • Available for all subject areas and age ranges
  • Feature authentic assessments such as art, podcasts, and videos
  • Culturally responsive, engaging, and free

Distance Learning Packs

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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Going Viral

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/History
Activities: Creative Writing, Personal Reflection
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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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Loudspeakers, PA Systems, and the “Wall of Sound”

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build
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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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Designing Album Covers with Color Theory

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: Art, General Music
Activities: Visual Art
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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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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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Drawing To Music

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History

Elementary School

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Math with Beyoncé

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Math
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Creative Writing
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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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The Birth of Hippie Culture

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: ELA, Social Studies/History
Activities: Gallery Walk, Visual Analysis, Visual Art
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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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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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Who Is Camila Cabello?

Grades: Elementary
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing
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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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The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Performance
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Leo Fender, His Guitars, And His Workspace

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Design and Build
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Math With The Beatles!

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Math
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Equations and Calculations
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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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Design An Electric Guitar With Shapes

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

Middle School

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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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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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Signature Style in Art and Album Covers

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art
Activities: Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Art
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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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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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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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“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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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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Feeling the Vibrations

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: CTE, ELA, General Music, Social Emotional Learning, STEAM
Activities: Design and Build, Performance
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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
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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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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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Recording the Human Voice

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
Activities: Performance, Personal Reflection
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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 Ritchie Valens?

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Musical Analysis, 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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Greta Thunberg, Music, and the Climate Crisis

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance, Personal Reflection
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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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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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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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Cleaning Up the Plastic Beach

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: ELA, STEAM
Activities: Personal Reflection, Role Playing, Visual Design
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The Indigenous Roots of Rock and Roll

Grades: Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts
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The Latin Rhythms of “Despacito”

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Performance
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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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Leo Fender, His Guitars, And His Workspace

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Design and Build
Launch

Math With The Beatles!

Grades: Elementary, Middle
Subjects: Math
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Equations and Calculations
Launch

Who Is Amy Winehouse?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts
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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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Design A Distortion Pedal

Grades: All Ages, High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design

High School

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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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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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Signature Style in Art and Album Covers

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Art
Activities: Playlists and Podcasts, Visual Art
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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 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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#Blacklivesmatter: Music In A Movement

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Personal Reflection, Textual 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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“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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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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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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Apollo 11 & Gil Scott-Heron

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

Who is Lizzo?

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Film and Sound Editing, Personal Reflection
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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
Launch

Recording the Human Voice

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, STEAM
Activities: Performance, Personal Reflection
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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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The Reclamation of the Cowboy

Grades: High
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Document-Based Questions, Visual Art
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Celebrating Community With Poetry

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

Gen Z Environmental Activists

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: Social Studies/History
Activities: Filming, Visual Design
Launch

Greta Thunberg, Music, and the Climate Crisis

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Creative Writing, Performance, Personal Reflection
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Confronting the Climate Crisis

Grades: High
Subjects: STEAM
Activities: Charts and Graphs, Creative Writing, 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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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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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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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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Who Is Amy Winehouse?

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music
Activities: Musical Analysis, Personal Reflection, Playlists and Podcasts
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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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What Is Sampling?

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

Design A Distortion Pedal

Grades: All Ages, High, Middle
Subjects: Art, General Music, Social Studies/History
Activities: Visual Art, Visual Design