Music National Content Standard #9

Musical notes and markers  Help students understand music in relation to history and culture. Use the lessons, printables, and references below to support the Music National Content Standard #9 in your classroom. Explore the origins of songs, musical styles, and percussion from around the world. There are great lessons on the history of jazz, the mariachi, Chinese opera, and more! You'll also find musician biographies and handouts on the diverse history of music in America, from patriotic songs to the creation of MTV.


History of Music Printables

Song Resources & Activities

Musician Biographies

Ragtime & Jazz Lesson Plans

Percussion Lesson Plans

Multicultural Lesson Plans

Additional Music Resources

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