History Rocks

History Rocks encourages students to think about how rock and roll has both influenced and been influenced by current events from the 1950s to the present. Students learn about the birth of rock and roll in the mid 50s, and then continue to study rock’s evolution through the decades up to present day. Students have the opportunity to look at how events, such as the Vietnam War, impacted music and how that same music influenced the public’s view of the war. The course is designed to encourage critical thinking skills and creativity through discussions, self-directed multi-media projects, and group dialogue.