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.

References

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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2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/9-15), Teen Read Week (10/9-15), Columbus Day (10/10), Metric Week (10/10-16), Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Black Poetry Day (10/17), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Computer Learning Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Family History Month, Fire Prevention Month, International Dinosaur Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Halloween
Happy Halloween! Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! You'll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons.