The History of Rock 'n' Roll
This class will contain mature themes and is better for students 13+. Each of the 12 sections is its own class. You can take all 12 classes as a full History of Rock’n’Roll unit, OR only the class you want. Each class will have its own Spotify playlist, supplemental reading materials and suggested viewing lists.
What you’ll learn…
- The land of the free, but what if you’re not born free?
- The significance of Congo Square
- Creoles + Civil War instruments
- Buddy Bolden, the first “rock star”
- The Original Dixieland Jazz Band records “Livery Stable Blues” for Victor Records in 1917
- The Blues and the Legend of Robert Johnson.
- The Carter Family: How Scotch-Irish Death Ballads Lead to the invention of a modern guitar style.
- Elvis and his AM radio origins.
- Doo Wop and the emergence of the corner balladeer.
- The Blues go north and electric. The Teenagers get their voice. CHESS Blues in Chicago and the genius of Motown in Detroit.
- The British Invasion: Beatles, Stones, The Who and The Kinks
- The singer songwriter and American Folk goes Country
- Electric Blues births Heavy Metal / Don’t Forget The Reggae!
- Your FM Dial: How The Disintegration of the US’ basic GDP birthed Bruce Springsteen and a generation of his fans
- Punk Rock – “I’m so Bored With the USA”
- Hip Hop + Rap – “The Art of Turntablism” and the perfect Beat.