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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

Italian Accordion
Violin Bow
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
Contemporary Native American Music
"Star-Spangled Banner"
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
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Making Panpipes
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?
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
Make an Instrument
Follow the Moon Teaching Ideas
The Beetles and the Bedbugs Song
Musical Motivation
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
Calypso, Calypso and Silver Moon Boat
Chinese Opera
More Foreign Language Music Resources

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

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

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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: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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