Aretha Franklin Collection

Aretha Franklin represented so much to so many: the Queen of Soul, a champion of civil rights, a performer at three presidential inaugurations, and the first woman Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Use this collection to introduce students to her powerful music and legacy. Teach younger learners about Aretha Franklin's appearance at President Obama's inauguration ceremony with the inquiry-based "Aretha Franklin Hat Activity." Help older students understand point of view, practice close listening, and learn how music relates to social justice with the "Respect for Aretha Lesson Plan."