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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


Jingle Bells
Christmas Songs Word Puzzles
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Christmas Carols
Rearrange "Auld Lang Syne" Lyrics
Printable Sheet Music (Blank)
Making an Erhu
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Modern Sitar
Drum Kit
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Movement and Circle Games
Patterns in Music and Math
Math and Music: Fibonacci Sequence
Observing Sound Waves
Tap Your Feet
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Singing Lesson for Grades K-4
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, K-5

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
African-American Gospel Music
Defining Jazz Music
Graphing Pitch
Numbers and Songs
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12


Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
Intertribal Style of Native American Music
Contemporary Native American Music
"Star-Spangled Banner"
Billy Strayhorn Interview
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa


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

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Chinese Percussion Music
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Action Poems and Songs
Creating Opera
Regional Music Styles of Native American Tribes
Instrument Families
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

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

Science & Music Connected

Can Sound Travel Through Things?
Finish the Song Title
Musical Motivation
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
Investigate Activity: Listening to Sound Through Matter
Investigate Activity: Classifying Sounds
Science and Language Arts: I Hear a Symphony
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

Making a Koto
Calypso, Calypso and Silver Moon Boat
Making a Guiro
Han Chinese Music Scales
Making Panpipes
Scales for a Panpipe
Chinese Opera
More Foreign Language Music Resources

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Head and Shoulders, Baby Chant
More Health & Physical Education Activities

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