The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Specialty Programs

Offered during specified months only

Tuesday - Friday at 10:00am and 11:30am

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Black History Month Program: 2014

January and February   |   Suggested Grade Level: 5-8 / 9-12

Cleveland, Ohio has been a hotbed of different styles of music including gospel, rhythm and blues, vocal harmony, rock, pop. blues and hip-hop. Vital to the national popularization of rock and roll in the 1950s, Cleveland’s African-American artists kept their city on the map throughout the decades and continue to influence generations of musicians. This Black History Month class will explore the impact and innovation of Cleveland artists including the Wings Over Jordan choir, the Moonglows, Robert Lockwood, Jr., the O'Jays, Bobby Womack, LeVert, Tracy Chapman and Kid Cudi.

Related Standards: Fine Arts-Music, Language Arts, Social Studies

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Women's History Month Program

“Ladies First”: Women of Hip-Hop

 March and April 2014  |   Suggested Grade Level: 5-8 / 9-12

This class illustrates the complicated and changing roles of women in hip-hop.  From early pioneers, to the game-changing artists of hip-hop’s second wave, to today’s leading innovators, women have continually (and effectively) worked to have their voices heard in a genre too often dominated by men.   By exploring representative songs from artists such as Roxanne Shanté, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, and Nicki Minaj, students will examine the undeniable, yet often overlooked, impact and influence of women in hip-hop – then and now.

Related Standards: Fine Arts-Music, Social Studies, English Language Arts


Registering for this Class

Download and complete the appropriate registration form listed below and fax it back to 216.515.1995. A group sales representative will contact you to confirm a date. If a representative does not contact you within 5 business days, please call the Group Sales Department at 216.515.1228.

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As you continue to develop classes, it inspires new directions in the classroom! Thank you for all you do!
- Anna Discenzo, Montessori Elementary
I am the school social studies teacher in an inner city school. The minorities in my school need programs like this to show that they too can make an impact on the world.
- Heather Hejduk, St. Rocco (Cleveland Catholic School District)