History & Social Studies

HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL: From Bop to Hip-Hop

Course No. MU401C, MU501C

          This course offers in-depth tour of “Rock and Roll” history. It is filled with information and tools for teachers of grades 6-12, or for any teacher who wishes to incorporate “Rock and Roll” into classroom curriculum. Celebrate Rock and Rolls 60th Anniversary by riding this “Magic Bus” through the world or Rock and Roll. You will listen to, view and study the vocal artist and bands that shaped the History of Rock and Roll. Starting with the early Delta Blues, Country Music and Gospel you will study how these early roots played a significant role in developing today’s rock sounds.
          Follow the evolution from these early pioneers of rock as this course  “blasts into the past” from the 50’s, the early 60’s with the British Invasion, the Height Ashbury/San Francisco sound, the Vietnam era and songs of protest, the Popin’ 80’s Disco vs. Punk, Metal bands, the roots of Rap, Hip/Hop, and the cross over into today’s genres bending music.  
          With your special “backstage pass” for online supplemental materials, you will have total access to a complete “You Tube” list of rock bands and artists and like you’ve never seen before. Plus, if you choose to purchase the DVD's “The History of Rock” Discs 1-5, Warner Brothers’ Home DVD Set. Each of the 5 DVD’s discs contains two one-hour episodes. There is an option to view these videos for free via YouTube.
          This magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away. Roadies, sidemen, and groupies are encouraged to hop aboard and boogie on down. Guaranteed to blow your mind.
          Your “tour guide” textbook is Rockin’ Out! Popular Music in the U.S.A. by Reebee Garofalo, fourth Edition, or later, is available new and used at Amazon.com starting at $7 plus shipping. It is also available at local libraries, and from Powell’s Books online.
         Of course no trip is complete without the necessary travel equipment: Access to a computer, free access (unrestricted) to the internet, free access  to “You Tube”.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. A general outline of The History of Rock and Roll.
  2. A knowledge of how Rock and Roll of each era reflects American culture and was driven by and reflected the social movements of the eras.
  3. A greater understanding of how Rock and Roll developed as a result of culture change. 

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