Inspire your students with this free online curriculum that covers the history of Rock and Roll and examines major social and cultural movements in American and world history. Created by Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, the program includes a variety of lessons, videos, audio clips, a professional development area for teachers, and more.
View these lesson excerpts for a glimpse into the program’s offerings. The supporting resources can be found
CAROUSEL PHOTOS: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, © Ron Case/Hulton Archive/Getty Images; Bono, Courtesy of Rock and Roll Forever Foundation; Run-D.M.C., © Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images; record player, © filonmar/Getty Images; videos/video stills (Bono, Graham Nash, James Hetfield, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy), Courtesy of Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.
LESSON PHOTOS: Elvis, © Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; protest, © William James Warren/Science Faction/Getty Images; Hip Hop/Grandmaster Flash, © Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
TIMELINE PHOTOS: 1930s/1940s: © Ron Case/Hulton Archive/Getty Images; 1950s: © Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; 1960s: © Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; 1970s: © Everett Collection; 1980s: © Photodisc/Getty Images; 1990s: © Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images; 2000s/2010s: © Kevin Mazur/Wireimage/Getty Images.
BACKGROUND PHOTOS: crowd, © Michael Bodge/Flickr/Getty Images; guitar, © Oxford/Getty Images.