Teacher Curriculum & Resources

Beatlemania-Bob Bonis--Press conference at Maple Leaf Center,page


Although the term “Beatlemania” was first used in 1963 to describe the shrieking Beatles fans in England, it quickly spread throughout – and took over – America, its airwaves, its record stores, its movie houses and its teenagers...

Woody at 100

Born in 1912, Woody Guthrie is one of the most noted folk singers and songwriters in history, penning thousands of songs in his career, including the seminal American folk song, "This Land Is Your Land."

Robin Carson, Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Archives

In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement

On February 9, 2010, during Washington, D.C.'s worst snow storm on record, President Obama and the First Family joined Vice president Joe Biden, Cabinet members and other special guests, as well as students from around the country, to commemorate Black History Month...

The Sound of Young America: The History of Motown

On February 24, 2011, The White House welcomed 120 students from across the country to celebrate the music of Motown when they hosted "The Sound of Young America: The History of Motown" in the State Dining Room.

Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom Curriculum Highlights

Are you looking to introduce students to the concept of music as a force for social change? The GRAMMY Museum's Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom curriculum highlights the intersection of music and politics with lessons that introduce key concepts.

Our City and Nature: Original Songs of Unique Ecologies

The GRAMMY Museum in partnership with Global Wildlife Conservation, is proud to offer an ecology-based songwriting program designed to fit a myriad of educational platforms from 8th-12th grade. The unique ecosystems of our nation's cities are the perfect vehicle for deepening a student's understanding of the world. Cross curricular activities in this program seek to foster a series of experiential learning opportunities within Environmental Science, English Language Arts, and music.

Bandslam Interactive Educator Guide

The movie BANDSLAM is about a high school kid, Will Burton, who wears his nonconformist heart on his sleeve. It's about what it means (and what it takes) for a person to express himself-loud and clear-through music.

Bandslam Reel Thinking Webisodes

Explore the GRAMMY Museum with the cast of the movie Bandslam! Watch as Gaelan, Vanessa and Aly break down the basics of musical genres, songwriting and recording and how they relate to you, as a student.