Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rockin' & Rollin with the Kids

On Wednesday my students participated in a field trip to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland to attend a class on the history of hip-hop culture.

The Rock Hall is located right near Lake Erie and is only about 15 minutes from my school. The day was a tad cold as a pretty strong wind was coming off of the Lake.

This is a nice view of the Mather freight docked next to the Hall.

The entrance gallery is the only area inside where pictures can be taken. In all honesty the Rock Hall is a tad expensive to get in but our students attend for free because we are the "urban" district.
The other issue that I have with the Rock Hall is that each year I go, I am seeing a pattern of how old I am getting. The students always make comments like, "Gosh, that was so long ago.......they are so old now.......I wasn't even born then.....they wore that back in the days??!!!" You know I am a product of the 80's!!!! Run DMC was a big thing then so was Madonna and Michael Jackson!! I was very cool back then and shame on my students for making fun of those times!!!

Okay I am not as old as those Elvis people like my Mom and Dad (LOL) but unfortunately I was raised on that music......I think it was some type of brainwashing that my parents were attempting to do and I still listen to "that" music today.....okay, I will admit it, I do have an Elvis gospel CD that I really love to listen too:)
Biggify both guitars as there is a lot of detail on them!!

Of course, the kids really liked this guitar!! They were really surprised to see how much MJ stuff was at the Rock Hall. Overall, it was a good trip and the kids were good. Next trip is to the House of Blues and Washington D.C. is in May.

ReRun: Just wanted to let you know that your students aren't the only ones who like Rock-n-Roll..........Hound Dogs like it too!!!


ae1501 said...

Glad you had a good time. You got some great shots! That wind was something else. I remember a trip down there about 8 years ago. The RTA bus passed right by us when the driver saw 60 of our finest waiting for a ride back to CAM on public square.

kristi said...

Wasn't that the Art Museum trip? I remember that too!