New Mountain Vista Class Connects With Students Through Rock and Roll

New Mountain Vista Class Connects With Students Through Rock and Roll
Posted on 09/15/2021

New Mountain Vista Class Connects With Students Through Rock and Roll

Students at Mountain Vista High School are learning U.S. History like never before. Students in teacher Patrick McGuire’s class are getting a unique look at American History through the lens of music.

This is the only U.S. History class of its kind being offered in Colorado and it’s new this year at Mountain Vista. The "Rock and Soul of America" class uses curriculum from the national organization TeachRock, founded by Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen, and the E Street Band. The curriculum is still aligned to our Colorado Academic Standards.

At Mountain Vista High School, Mr. McGuire is connecting with students on a whole new level where music is the catalyst for understanding the past. 

***NOTE: this video was filmed prior to the current Public Health Order which requires face coverings to be worn by all individuals (ages 2 and up) indoors at school settings.

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