Monday, December 10, 2007

School of Rock

Little Steven Van Zandt has developed the curriculum to teach the history of rock and roll to a new generation. Little Steven cleverly named it "Little Steven's Rock and Roll High School". Van Zandt, the founder of Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, said that he hasn't repaid what music has done for him and this would be a good way to start.

According to Rock and Roll Forever:

"Aiming to bring rock and roll history into every high school and middle school in the United States, Little Steven’s Rock and Roll High School will provide free materials, including teacher guidelines, lesson plans, DVDs and CDs, that will allow music teachers, social studies teachers, language arts teachers, and others to bring rock and roll history to life in their classrooms. With a website that will function as a virtual meeting place for educators, students, scholars, and fans alike, the Rock and Roll High School project seeks to forge an alliance with the classroom leaders themselves, in hopes that rock and roll is finally recognized not only as a legitimate object of study but as a crucial object of study. With leading partners Scholastic and MENC (The National Association for Music Education), the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation will be mailing its first curriculum in 2008."

We didn't have classes like this when we were in school...

For more info, see

Little Steven's Underground Garage

Renegade Nation

here too

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