The Rock Hall’s Digital Classroom is an introduction to rock history told through the songs that shaped rock and roll. Explore and find tools, strategies and resources including lesson plans, listening guides and exclusive multimedia content.
We start our journey with the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s - the Big Bang. The social upheaval and wild sounds of that decade mirror our own. We encourage you to make those connections between past and present as you explore this material.
We continue our journey in the 1960s as dramatic changes in the United States and abroad force society to choose sides in the Civil Rights Movement, the counterculture, and newly emerging international conflicts.
The 1970s sees a fracturing of musical styles as the world shifts with significant social and political changes nationally and globally.
But you can preview the 1970s with our module on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Ohio":