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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


"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Action Poems and Songs
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Making a Maraca
Patriotic Poems and Songs
Native American Musical Instruments
Transition Songs
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Violin Bow
Italian Accordion
Alto Clarinet
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Movement and Circle Games
Rhythms and Body Percussion
Singing Lesson for Grades K-4
Math and Music: Fibonacci Sequence
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Patterns in Music and Math
Tap Your Feet
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, K-5

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Observing Sound Waves
Numbers and Songs
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Instruments and Melodies
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12


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


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

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

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
African-American Gospel Music
Medieval Music and Dancing
Making Panpipes
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Curious George "Ten Little Monkeys" Song
What Happened Then? Story-Writing with Musical Notes
Exploring the Voice and Singing More Accurately
Crocodile Smile Teaching Ideas
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

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

Science & Music Connected

Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Can Sound Travel Through Things?
The Beetles and the Bedbugs Song
Make an Instrument
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
Follow the Moon Teaching Ideas
The Barnyard Song
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

A la Limon: A Traditional Puerto Rican Song
Making a Guiro
Classify the Dynamics of Music
Chinese Percussion Music
Making a Koto
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Han Chinese Music Scales
More Foreign Language Music Resources

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

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


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