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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 . . ."
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
"The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up
Action Poems and Songs
Making an Erhu
Mexican-American Mariachi Music
Sounds of Music
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Violin Bow
Concert Grand Piano
Italian Accordion
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Movement and Circle Games
Patterns in Music and Math
Observing Sound Waves
Math and Music: Fibonacci Sequence
Tap Your Feet
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Rhythms and Body Percussion
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
Defining Jazz Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Graphing Pitch
Instruments and Melodies
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12


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


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 Class -- Rules to Remember
Music Self-Improvement Chart

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Patriotic Poems and Songs
Native American Musical Instruments
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Chinese Percussion Music
Make a Tunable Drum
Austrian Yodeling
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
Curious George "Ten Little Monkeys" Song
Appalachian Riddle Song
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

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

Science & Music Connected

Can Sound Travel Through Things?
Investigate Activity: Listening to Sound Through Matter
Finish the Song Title
"Signs of Spring"
Science and Music: Music from a Plant
Musical Motivation
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

Making a Koto
Israeli Children's Songs
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Music Tempos -- Match the Speed
Introduction to the Panpipe
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
Making a Guiro
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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Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.