Six TeachRock Lessons for April’s Educational Themes

This April, fill your classroom with the sound of discussions about music and American culture! TeachRock has lessons to help you celebrate Earth Day, National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, all at no cost. Engage your students with rich content from TeachRock’s core curriculum and PBS Soundbreaking lessons while exploring ways that music by artists such as Bob Dylan, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Tito Puente, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and others has reflected, and influenced, American culture.


Singer-Songwriters and the Environmental Movement

How did the singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 70s address the concerns of the environmental movement?


Dylan as Poet

How did Bob Dylan merge poetry with popular music?

Say it Loud: The Rise of Black Pride

How did Social Soul reflect a new vision of African-American identity in the late 1960s and early 1970s?


Going Electric: How Electricity Helped Bring the Guitar to the Forefront of Popular Music – Featuring Charlie Christian

How did the electrification, amplification and design of the guitar facilitate its emergence as a dominant instrument of popular music?

The Influence of Latin Music in Postwar New York City – Featuring Tito Puente

How did the growth of New York City’s Latino population in the 1940s and 50s help to increase the popularity of Latin music and dance in American culture?

Microphones and Modern Life: A Listening Revolution – Featuring Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby

How did the development of microphones in the 20th century change the way people make and listen to music?