A Critical Analysis of the Little Kids Rock Curriculum
Little Kids Rock serves two functions. First they are a philanthropic organization that donate instruments and support to schools with high free or reduced lunch populations. Next, they also have created a curriculum for their students in which they learn to play guitar, keyboard, and drums through the use of popular rock and hip-hop tunes. This paper takes a critical look at the curriculum under the lens of learners and learning, learning environment, curriculum and instructional strategies, and assessment strategies to see if Little Kids Rock students' needs are met in the classroom.