This lesson and supporting resources provide an extremely detailed account of the development and progression of Rock music through the ages, with a brief outline of each major style/genres all the way from Rock's Blues roots, to Rock 'n' Roll in the 1950s, to Glam Rock of the 1970s, and all the way to modern styles.
All material, presentations and worksheets, within this resource has been recently updated and now includes links to online 'Distance Learning' versions through Google Slides™. This allowing extra flexibility and continued support if students are learning and engaging from outside the classroom at home.
Covered in the lesson History of Rock Music
- Origins of Rock ‘n’ Roll Music
- Robert Johnson and early Blues
- Big Bill “Broonzy” – early Blues
- Racism and Music 1930/40/50
- Early crossover music – Rockabilly
- New Technology and the Electric Guitar – 1930/40
- Rock ‘n’ Roll
- British Invasion
- Surf Rock
- Folk Rock
- Blue Rock
- Psychedelic Rock
- Glam Rock
- Punk Rock
- Indie Rock and New Wave
- Heavy Metal 1970/80
- Heavy Metal 1980/90
- Alternative Rock
- Post-Hardcore and Emo
- Digital Rock
- Rock music’s Cultural Impact
In this package:
- PRESENTATION – History of Rock Music (.pdf High quality)
- PRESENTATION – History of Rock Music-COMPRESSED (.pdf compressed quality)
- PRESENTATION – History of Rock Music (.pptx PowerPoint - read-only)
- VIDEO – Revision video of the presentation to aid learning and help with student learning.
- GOOGLE SLIDES™ - Resource sheet with links to Digital Learning version of material (.pdf)
- HOMEWORK – CLASS TASK 1-History of Rock- not Styled
- ANSWER SHEETS (for homework task above) – CLASS TASK 1-History of Rock- not Styled
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