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Presented by Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, TeachRock is the first curriculum to be rolled out nationally that explores the music and its world in this depth. TeachRock is a standards-aligned arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students.  

Innovative lesson plans developed by experienced educators and top experts in the field foster genuine learning in areas including social studies, language arts, geography, science, STEAM, general music and more. TeachRock has crafted engaging and meaningful material for every classroom and developed exciting professional development workshops to share it with teachers.  

All TeachRock curriculum and workshops are free. No cost, period.

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Dolores Huerta: Teaching a Civil Rights Icon via Art, Music and Poetry
Join Randa Schmalfeld, TeachRock Arts Integration Specialist, and Share My Lesson for this enlightening and educational webinar on Dolores Huerta...
Distance Learning Packs:  Who Is Camila Cabello
Who is Camila Cabello, and how does her Latin heritage influence the music she creates? In this lesson you will: Learn about Camila Cabello’s...
Distance Learning Packs:  The Indigenous Roots of Rock and Roll
Common Core
What does Link Wray’s biography say about how Native Americans lived in the first half of the 20th century, and what role did Wray’s upbringing have...
Distance Learning Packs:  The Historical Roots of Hip Hop
What are the historical roots of Hip Hop? In this lesson you will: Discover where Hip Hop was first created Consider what life was like for some New...
Distance Learning Packs:  How Earth Day Began With Music
In this Earth Day lesson you will: Find out about Rachel Carson and her important work Understand why Carson was so concerned about DDT and other...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS
Part of TeachRock's LADAMA collection, this lesson teaches students to play Cumbia by using their own voices and bodies as instruments. They will...
Rumble:  The Indians Who Rocked The World
Common Core
The award-winning documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in...
The Music that Shaped America
  • The Progressive Era
  • High School
TeachRock is proud to present The Music that Shaped America, a lesson collection that draws on the rich archive of Alan Lomax’s Association for...
PBS: Soundbreaking
This PBS Soundbreaking collection looks at the intersection of popular music, technology, and history. Like this PBS Soundbreaking collection? Check...
Debating the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Common Core
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” As NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of the...