Ashley, below, has a good list, for her 5th graders, on her site now. Some of those might work for middle school. I think I would try the early rock ideas and not try to match their current music interests. Maybe someone will come back with more ideas once they get started. I think some of the books pictured above might work for some older students, too. I'm checking out music all the time so I will try to post back here with what I find.
Thanks for the comment and let me know what you put on your list!
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