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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

The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
"Signs of Spring"
Action Poems and Songs
Art & Music Printable Book (Grades K-6)
Native American Musical Instruments
Sounds of Music
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Trumpet
Violin Bow
Conductor
Electric Guitar
Modern Sitar
Drum Kit
Italian Accordion
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

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

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Numbers and Songs
Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Graphing Pitch
Defining Jazz Music
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Chinese Percussion Music
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12

References

Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
Contemporary Native American Music
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
"Star-Spangled Banner"
George Frideric Handel - Biography & Activities
Billy Strayhorn Interview

Quizzes

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

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Spanish and Latino Influence on Music and Dance
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
African-American Gospel Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Indian Ragas
A la Limon: A Traditional Puerto Rican Song
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
The Composer Is Dead Teacher's Guide
Interactive Timeline
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

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

Science & Music Connected

Can Sound Travel Through Things?
Activity: Musical Instruments
Follow the Moon Teaching Ideas
Musical Motivation
Investigate Activity: Classifying Sounds
Science and Language Arts: I Hear a Symphony
Make an Instrument
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

Making Panpipes
Making a Koto
Israeli Children's Songs
Han Chinese Music Scales
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Making a Guiro
Chinese Opera
More Foreign Language Music Resources

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

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

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: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), 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.