Curricular Materials

Rock ‘n’ Soul Plane (Grades 5-8)


  • Essential Question: How can I increase students’ knowledge of mathematics, music, and STEM careers by using music and/or poetry as the context for learning?
  • Learning Objectives: Students will be able to develop listening, reading, and comprehension skills by hearing and reading stories about the history of music in Memphis and learning about famous musicians.
  • Students will learn mathematics by examining rhythms and beats in various genres of music.
  • Students will learn mathematics through music by writing their own song, rap, or poem and using an app to set it to music.

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Project Curricula Details

Target Setting(s)
Elementary school (K-5)
Middle school (6-8)
Additional Target Participants
Students eligible for Free/reduced price lunch
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Computer and informational technology science
Mathematical sciences