The Materials We Offer Online Through Rock Hall Edu Are:
1Interdisciplinary and Adaptable
You'll find lesson plans, activities, and supplemental materials that will work in many subject areas, whether you teach music, social studies, English Language Arts, or are looking to turn STEM into STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math).
2Rich in Multimedia and Primary Source Materials
Our teaching philosophy at the Rock Hall emphasizes stimulating critical thinking through the intersection of context, meaning, and sound. We help you to reach students of all learning styles with supplemental materials in a variety of formats, including images, videos, texts, and hands-on activities.
3Professionally Developed and Aligned to Standards
Our lesson plans, activities, and other tools are developed by professional educators and are designed to meet national and state learning standards. Our team includes historians with PhDs, experienced teachers from multiple subject areas, and talented musicians.
Our primary sources are selected and prepared by our librarians, archivists, and museum curators. Unlike what you might find with a basic search engine, everything included in Rock Hall EDU is an authentic resource with reliable background information.
We believe that an education enhanced by music should be available to all students.
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How to Use Rock Hall EDU
1Sign Up for a Free Account
Knowing who our users are helps us keep materials free and limit the availability of copyrighted content for educational use only.
2Browse or Search Materials & Save Your Favorites
From the homepage, browse through the Rock Hall's highlighted picks or all of our materials (which are organized showing the newest first). You can search by keyword and/or filter by subject, grade level, media type, or time period to get to exactly what you need in seconds. Save your favorite items for easy access by clicking the "favorite" button & find everything later by clicking the "favorites" icon at the top right-hand corner of the page. (Make sure you are logged into your account first!) The "download" button will let you save your own copy of the file.
Note: some materials are not downloadable due to copyright restrictions and/or artifact agreements.
3Check Out Our Collections
The Rock Hall team has curated a variety of topic-based collections: find everything you need for a lesson plan, unit, or project-based learning assignment all in one place!
Stay in Touch
Rock Hall EDU is new and growing, and we’d love to hear what you think! We also welcome student groups at the Rock Hall and at our Library & Archives for onsite learning experiences.