Students in sixth and seventh grade music appreciation during the 2015-2016 school year will be learning to “rock out” as they navigate through the numerous musical genres that comprise the history of rock’n’roll. These two classes, refocused as genres classes, are utilizing an exciting new curriculum known as Rock and Roll: An American Story, or, RRAS. RRAS is an online educational resource presented by Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. Their teacher, Mr. Welch, a longtime native of the area and familiar with its history of producing some of rock’s biggest legends, applied for the program which is free-of-charge to educators. Interdisciplinary in nature, RRAS includes numerous resources from multimedia content to chapter essays and printed interviews. This curriculum will provide a great way to get students, parents, and other talking about music that all are familiar with and an opportunity to better understand some of biggest influences to popular in music over the last 100 years.