This is a slideshow and notes set for the History of Rock and Roll during the 1950s and 1960s. Topics include the development of the electric guitar, popular artists, anti-war music, the Payola scandal, and more. The notes include fill in the blank sections for engagement as well as small writing prompts for comparison writing and persuasive writing. Files were created using Apple Keynote and Pages; however, there are also Microsoft PowerPoint and Word files with all of the features. Slides include links to musical examples, video examples, and online resources that you may use to enrich the lesson. Links are accessed in the presenter notes and can be accessed during the presentation by clicking the photos on the slides.