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Teaching an American History of Rock and Soul with TeachRock

Monday, March 25, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Teaching an American History of Rock and Soul with TeachRock

Presented by Jocelyn Aguilera, Collaborating Teacher, John C. Fremont High School (CA); Liam Popper, Collaborating Educator, Brooklyn School of Social Justice (NY); and Gina Machado, Associate Director of School Partnerships, TeachRock

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Join TeachRock to learn about An American History of Rock and Soul, a free complete curriculum for music and history elective courses. An American History of Rock and Soul facilitates the exploration of the history of the United States through the history of American popular music, from the birth of the Blues to Nirvana and Public Enemy, and is currently being taught in schools across the U.S.

Led by an experienced educator and a curriculum developer, this edWebinar provides an overview of the curriculum’s structure, content, and pedagogical approach. Viewers discover how easy it is to access and navigate the free An American History of Rock and Soul curriculum. They learn simple yet effective techniques for hitting the ground running with TeachRock resources and walk away with a selection of supporting documents from TeachRock teachers who are currently blazing trails with this course in their own schools.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to high school teachers and school and district leaders.

Jocelyn Aguilera

About the Presenters

Jocelyn Isabel Aguilera is an activist educator, musician, and “hood historian” from South Central Los Angeles. As a doctoral student at USC, she focuses on creating curricula that weave music into history education for secondary schools. Her research on L.A. Chicana Punk musicians won the Los Angeles City Historical Society prize in 2020 and she previously collaborated with TeachRock to co-construct lessons on Chicana Punk activism in U.S. History. Additionally, she has been the digital archivist for the Punkera archive and a bassist for the L.A. local Transcore Punk band Trap Girl.

Liam Popper

Liam Popper is a passionate educator at the Brooklyn School of Social Justice with over three decades of experience as a classroom teacher for the NYC Department of Education. Using TeachRock’s An American History of Rock and Soul curriculum, Liam seamlessly blends music and history to create a captivating learning experience for all students. In his course, students embark on a journey through American history, enriched by the powerful medium of music. Liam’s teaching and his use of the TeachRock curriculum resonate deeply with his scholars and has even inspired the creation of The BSSJB, a daily student-led morning broadcast done in the style of the radio shows studied by students in Liam’s class.

Gina Machado

Gina Machado is the Associate Director of School Partnerships at TeachRock. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher in the Bronx, New York, she now designs arts-integrated education materials for TeachRock and leads professional development sessions across the United States, working alongside teachers to implement the TeachRock curriculum. An educator at heart, Gina’s true passion lies in creating new and innovative ways to reach students of all levels, always aiming to foster the student-teacher relationship.

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TeachRock.orgLaunched by Stevie Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, provides free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more.



Monday, March 25, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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