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Inside look at Insights Education Course

Tuesday, March 9: 5:28 p.m.
Students at Hawken School

The Rock Hall Education Department teaches over 20,000 K-12 students every year through our Rockin’ the Schools programming.  These hour-long classes, which cover topics from the history of hip-hop to the science of sound, teach the rich history of rock and roll, while meeting and exceeding educational content standards in areas like social studies, science, mathematics, and the language arts.  It’s amazing to watch learning come alive for the students who visit us at the Museum.

A group of ten middle school students from Hawken School, led by teacher, Tim Desmond, worked in residence at the Rock Hall as part of an experimental Insights Course offered at the school.  The students spent three full days at the Museum, attending Rockin’ the Schools classes, exploring exhibits, and working together on self-directed research projects.  Participants even got the chance to interview members of the Education Department on topics ranging from hip-hop to heavy metal.  These interviews were later used in short documentaries developed and produced by the students themselves.

It was an honor to work with such thoughtful and engaged students and exciting to watch their progress over the three days of their stay.  I was continually impressed by the ...

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