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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction process is an exciting, accessible way to use rock and roll in the classroom and to engage students of all ages in learning about rock and roll history, while exercising and developing critical thinking skills.
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About Voice Your Choice

 Voice Your Choice is a national project that invites students to create their own Inductee class. Who would they choose to induct into their own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and why? The goal is to teach students to develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments, to understand the aesthetic standards of others, and to learn to present a persuasive case about their choices. These goals are key to content standards around the country – in the arts and across the curriculum. Voice Your Choice gives both teachers and students the tools to effectively evaluate the definition of “musical excellence” while creating an interactive forum in which they can further explore and explain their own aesthetic value system. Classrooms can connect with educators from the Rock Hall's award-winning Education Department through a variety of distance learning options to engage in discussion and to learn more about the Induction process itself. Teachers are encouraged to submit student work online, and select student projects will be showcased on rockhall.com and will be featured at a special Teachers Rock workshop to be held during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week in Cleveland, OH in April 2012.

 

  • How would you describe their music?
  • How would you describe their musical skill and artistry?
  • Who were their influences?
  • How do they compare to their contemporaries, or to those who have come before them?
  • Who have they influenced?
  • What makes them important figures musically and historically? What's the difference?
  • Why have certain artists been considered important throughout the history of popular music?

  • What are the criteria for selection?
  • What categories for induction are most important to you?
  • What categories for induction would be most appropriate for your given artists?
  • How do you decide who makes the list (and who doesn’t)?

  • How can you communicate why certain artists deserve to be inducted?
  • How can you communicate their legacy effectively?
  • How can you convince others of their musical excellence?
  • How would you persuade someone who knows nothing about them, or better yet, someone who is not a fan?
  • Could you make the case for an artist that you don’t like?

Questions?

Email the Education Department at the Rock Hall here with your project questions!

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