Rock History Lesson Plan


Review the assignment


Send Ms. Hickson or Mrs. K. comments or suggestions about the pathfinder

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Electronic databases

Best bets

Magazines and journals

Web sites

Best bets

Lesson plans

Rock music and musicians

Plagiarism policy


Books about individual performers and rock music are available in the library. Search the Media Center catalog.


Look also for Web Path Express results high-quality, evaluated web sites, which may be listed within your search results and are designated with this symbol:


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Electronic databases

Using the suggested search terms, look for articles about performers in the following Media Center electronic databases, accessible from the NHHS Media Center home page:

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Other databases

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Encyclopedia & reference sources

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Magazines and journals

Full-text articles from the following music-related magazines and journals are available through EBSCOhost Web-Academic Search Premier and/or MasterFile Premier, accessible from the NHHS Media Center home page:

  • Billboard

  • Electronic Musician

  • General Music Today

  • Rolling Stone

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Web sites



AMG All Music Guide

Online database of recorded music searchable by artist name. Includes biographies, full discographies, and album reviews.

Biographies on more than 25,000 lives from the past and present, searchable by name or keyword.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Explore the Inductees section for biographies of honored performers.


Rolling Stone

Search by artist name for biographies, discographies, and news.

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Educator's Reference Desk

A step-by-step guide for writing a good lesson plan.


NCRTEC Lesson Planner

A fill-in form that will help you design a lesson.


Jeopardy Games

Sample games, which you can save to your hard drive and edit in PowerPoint. A blank game and directions for using it are at the bottom of the page.

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Classic Bands

Biographies of classic rock bands from the 50's, 60's, and 70s.


The History of Rock and Roll

Information on the roots of rock and roll during the golden decade 1954-1963.


History of Rock Music

Profiles of bands, organized by the decade in which they got their start.


Hollywood's Rock Walk

Meet the inductees into this hall of fame and find additional links about their lives and careers.


Oldies Music

Check the Oldies Artists sections for biographies of the top artists of the 50's, 60's, and 70's.


Reason to Rock: Rock Music as Art Form

A book about rock music that is being initially published via the Internet.


Rock and Roll Timeline

Significant events in the history of rock music.


Rock Groups by Tom Brady

Biographies, facts, and photos of dozens of rock groups.


Rock on the Net

Links to FAQs and news about top artists.



A rock music history project with music and commentary.


Shades of Blue

Biographies of the great rhythm and blues artists from the 1940's to today.



Search the Artists section for biographies, photos, and web links.


Wolfgang's Vault

Music memorabilia, posters, and an archive of live concert performances, a forum, and audio interviews.

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Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism demonstrates lack of integrity and character. It is inconsistent with the goals and values of NHHS. Review the plagiarism policy to learn about strategies that will help you succeed with honor.


NHHS policy on cheating and plagiarism


Properly cite your sources by using NoodleBib, an online citation maker from Noodle Tools:


NoodleTools (stop by the Media Center for password and log-in information; create your list using MLA Advanced)


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