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Music Resources for Teachers

Bring some music into your classroom with lessons and printables! Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month in March or enjoy music on a regular basis with your students. We have multicultural activities incorporating Mexican, Native American, Chinese, and South American music into your curriculum; you'll find printable instructions for building musical instruments; they'll learn the history of musical genres like Rock 'n' Roll and Jazz with detailed references; and of course, there are lyrics of plenty of songs for you and your class to sing and enjoy!

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Music

Printables

Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Action Poems and Songs
Reading Warm-Up 41 for Gr. 5 & 6: American History
Native American Musical Instruments
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Violin Bow
Viola
Tenor Saxophone
Concert Grand Piano
Electric Guitar
Violin
Alto Clarinet
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Movement and Circle Games
Patterns in Music and Math
Rhythms and Body Percussion
Numbers and Songs
Math and Music: Fibonacci Sequence
Observing Sound Waves
Tap Your Feet
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, K-5

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Defining Jazz Music
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Graphing Pitch
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12

References

Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Contemporary Native American Music
Intertribal Style of Native American Music
George Frideric Handel - Biography & Activities
Johnny Cash Biography

Quizzes

Basic Music Knowledge Quiz
ABC Order -- Music Terms
History of Music Quiz

National Standards for Arts Education

National Standards for Music Education
Technology Strategies for Music Education
Teaching with *NSYNC

Classroom Management

Discipline Strategies in the Music Classroom
Strategies for Making Music Happen
Follow Me Freeze
Music Class -- Rules to Remember
Music Self-Improvement Chart

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Chinese Percussion Music
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
Patriotic Poems and Songs
The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Classify the Dynamics of Music
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Instrument Word Scramble
Curious George "Ten Little Monkeys" Song
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

Numbers and Songs Student Guide
Tips for Writing a Song
Help the Music Monster
Curious George at the Parade: Band Member Shuffle
Mozart
Ratio Rag
More Mathematics in Music Activities

Science & Music Connected

Can Sound Travel Through Things?
"Signs of Spring"
The Beetles and the Bedbugs Song
Science and Music: Music from a Plant
Investigate Activity: Classifying Sounds
Musical Motivation
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

Making a Koto
Austrian Yodeling
"Garifalia": Greek Folk Song & Dance
Chinese Opera
Han Chinese Music Scales
Medieval Music and Dancing
A la Limon: A Traditional Puerto Rican Song
More Foreign Language Music Resources

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

Head and Shoulders, Baby Chant
More Health & Physical Education Activities

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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