The Association For Cultural Equity/Alan Lomax Archives is proud to announce its partnership with “Little” Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock/Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.
The Association For Cultural Equity in conjunction with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is providing content to TeachRock to be utilized in creating lesson plans and other teaching resources. The cultural materials collected by Alan Lomax, one of the most celebrated folklore collectors and musicologists in America’s history, provide an engaging and powerfully personal basis for looking at history through the music that past generations took joy and comfort in, stretching back to the Colonial period and beyond.
TeachRock works directly with teachers and schools to inculcate music and culture into their core curriculum, distributing lesson plans and other educational material through its and ACE’s respective websites. The first four lesson plans developed from the Lomax Archive’s resources are already available and more are in development.
This partnership is the latest chapter in the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s ongoing endeavors to disseminate free, standards-aligned curriculum that uses popular music culture as a gateway to meaningful learning. RRFF also offers teachers and school administrators workshops to introduce the concept of arts integration for culturally responsive pedagogy using RRFF’s TeachRock curriculum. ACE and the RRFF are looking forward to continuing a shared mission of cultural equity and education to the benefit of teachers and their schools.