~ K-12 Rock N' Resources


We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school

~ Bruce Springsteen


Lesson Plans


Online Collections:

~ The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

~ The Rock and Roll Library

~ National Music Foundation


Teacher Submissions:

~ “In My Life” – ESL/EFL Learning Activity   (August 27, 2007)


Music Articles

Music and the Mind By Dickinson

Music for Educators: Music,Literacy and Standards By Warhaftig

Music and Learning: Integrating Music in the Classroom By Brewer

Interactive Music Strategies For the Academic Curriculum By Lazar

Sample Activities

Play the song "We Didn't Start The Fire" for your students. Explain how Billy Joel used events, terms, and people associated with a specific time period in history to create the lyrics for this song. This is a great song for introducing Timeline skills and activities to your students.

There are numerous possibilities for extended writing assignments and cooperative projects involving  independent research and Flash media presentations.

  • write lyrics for one of the years since this song was released, (1989).
  • write lyrics for a year preceding the beginning of the song, (1949).
  • student could complete this assignment with a parent using their date of birth, year married...
  • student could write lyrics for each year of his/her life.
  • create an original "Flash" animation video for this song. Another flash version of the song. One more music video.
  • create a video interpretation for the Bowling For Soup song, "1985". ( watch music video )
  • students could use a web cam to create an original music video interpretation of any song, with or without lyrics.
  • music promotes team work and inspires creativity ( treadmill sold separately!)



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