1970s-80s Music-Heavy Rock-FULL LESSON

1970s-80s Music-Heavy Rock:

This lecture and supporting classroom resources is part of the “History of Popular Music” package and Full Library. It covers the rise of Heavy Rock music genres and later Metal music. The lesson/presentation comes with three classroom tasks and exercises, a really useful infographic to aid in student learning and embedded YouTube links throughout the presentation.

In this package:

  • Lecture/Presentation –HD .pdf file

  • Lecture/Presentation –Compressed version smaller storage (great for student revision)

  • VIDEO: Video version of presentation (great for student revision) .mp4 file


  • INFOGRAPHIC - BRIEF History of Heavy Rock


  • Classroom Worksheet-Artists Research – TASK ONE

  • ANSWERS: Classroom Worksheet-Artists Research – TASK ONE


  • Classroom Worksheet-Artists Research detailed essay – TASK TWO


  • Classroom Worksheet-Heavy Rock +Metal sub-genre Research – TASK THREE

Covered in 1970s-80s Music-Heavy Rock:

  • Heavy Rock Outline

  • “The Beginning” of Heavy Rock styles and music

  • Jimi Hendrix

  • Developing the genre

  • Black Sabbath

  • Other Artists

  • The golden Age of Heavy Rock

  • Who Invented Heavy Rock? (YouTube video link)

  • What makes Heavy Rock music – all the parts

  • Famous Artists from Heavy Rock and Metal (with YouTube embedded links!)

  • Popular sub-genres of Metal

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  • 1970s-80s-Music-Heavy-Rock.pdf
  • 1970s-80s-Music-Heavy-Rock-COMPRESSED.pdf
  • INFORGRPAHIC-BRIEF-History-of-Heavy-Rock.png
  • WORKSHEET-1970s-80s-Heavy-Rock-Research-Two-Important-Artists.pdf
  • ANSWERS-WORKSHEET-1970s-80s-Heavy-Rock-Research-Two-Important-Artists.pdf
  • WORKSHEET-2-1970s-80s-Heavy-Rock-Research-Heavy-Rock-Artists.pdf
  • WORKSHEET-3-1970s-80s-Heavy-Rock-Sub-Genres-Heavy-Rock-Artists-2.pdf
  • VIDEO-1970s-80s-Music-Heavy-Rock.mp4

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Created: Nov 27, 2019

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

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