Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock project brings multimedia educational materials to teachers and students everywhere, and they do it at no cost. The lesson plan collections and resources at teachrock.org help teachers engage students by connecting the history of popular music to classroom work across the disciplines. From social studies and language arts to geography, media studies, science, general music, and more. Van Zandt also lets teachers come to his solo shows for free. Doors open early to teachers at 5:15 for snacks and networking, the workshops run from 6-7, before the doors open to the public.
From Meryl Streep to Chance the Rapper, from Flea to Taylor Swift, these celebs are giving back to art programs and young students around the country.