Woody’s classroom


From artistic activities to tailored lesson plans, Woody’s Classroom helps parents and teachers bring Woody’s message into their own instruction.


Play Woody Guthrie Bingo while listening to Woody Guthrie’s kid’s song playlist. Mark your board when you hear the words!


All lesson plans are the intellectual property of Woody Guthrie Center®. They are intended for educational purposes only.

All Grades

Elementary School

Middle School

High School



Woody Guthrie was an amazing artist as well as a songwriter; he created art out of everything. At the Woody Guthrie Center, there are several examples of his work on display, demonstrating his prolific, creative, and passionate nature.

This YouTube playlist gives teachers and students a sneak peek at some of those items. Watch the videos in advance of your visit or to experience the center virtually.


Below is a selection of materials from other sources to share with your students.

  • Lesson plans from Woody Guthrie Publications
  • Using letters by, to, and about Woody Guthrie, the Library of Congress has developed extensive lessons about him as well as 20th century U.S. history
  • High school lesson plans developed by PBS from the Ken Burns film The Dust Bowl
  • Animated music videos to popular Woody Guthrie songs
  • Educational resources related to the world and American folk music from Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hip-hop history and experience lesson plans from Teach Rock