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The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established by Steven Van Zandt. TeachRock is the Foundation’s national K-12 curriculum initiative. Created to address the challenges of an environment in which schools face cuts to arts funding, TeachRock includes interdisciplinary, arts-driven materials designed to keep students engaged and in school. Our groundbreaking curriculum is available at no cost to educators. Key features include:

  • Lesson plans covering topics in social studies, STEAM, language arts, social emotional learning, general music, AP History, media studies, and more
  • Rich historical resources, including archival materials and multimedia content from partner organizations such as CNN, PBS, Reelin’ In the Years, ABC NewsSource, Rock’s Backpages, and dozens of others
  • Alignment with Common Core, ESSA, NAfME, NCSS and other national and state education standards
  • Multimedia support materials featuring timelines, biographies and interviews with legends of popular music

To access these materials and learn more about the curriculum, visit