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Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame adds educational content for teachers, virtual tour of museum

Posted at 11:49 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:49:19-04

CLEVELAND — During the stay at home order in Ohio, all nonessential businesses have been ordered to close, including one of Cleveland's most-beloved gems: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The museum's CEO, Greg Harris, said while the closure remains in place visitors can still connect with the music and each other using their website.

"We're opening the digital floodgates," Harris said. "As an institution, it is our mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll and that can be delivered in a digital platform."

The website has created a special section for teachers and students called Rock Hall EDU.

"We've always had great content for teachers but we've really added a lot more," he said.

Teachers can create a free account on the site and gain access to lesson plans, videos, activities and PowerPoint presentations. The museum's CEO said his team worked with national and state educators to ensure the material is meeting learning standards in Math, History and Social Studies. Material can be found for students of all ages.

“Just kind of connecting the dots for people so it’s not just raw, it’s curated," Harris said.

Nearly 1,000 users have been taking advantage of the program on a daily basis.

In addition to the Rock Hall EDU, visitors can also take a virtual tour of the museum, watch induction ceremonies and browse artists who've been inducted in Rock Hall vault.

“Everybody has a favorite moment song, favorite moment or favorite memory and in times like this we go to those places," Harris said. "We’re keeping rock and roll fans connected and we’re helping people find ways to integrate rock and roll in what they’re doing in their own living rooms right now.”