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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 . . ."
Patriotic Poems and Songs
Native American Musical Instruments
Action Poems and Songs
Making an Erhu
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Compose a Jingle
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Italian Accordion
Tenor Saxophone
Alto Clarinet
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

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

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Numbers and Songs
Graphing Pitch
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums
African-American Gospel Music
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12


Chinese Music
Native American Instruments
Contemporary Native American Music
"Star-Spangled Banner"
Math and Music: Leonardo of Pisa
Intertribal Style of Native American Music
Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) Biography


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
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Composer Wordsearch
Making a Koto
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Interactive Timeline
Making Panpipes
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Defining Jazz Music
Arranging and Improvising with *NSYNC
Can You Hear a Story?
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: Music and Children's Literature
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

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

Science & Music Connected

Can Sound Travel Through Things?
Science and Language Arts: I Hear a Symphony
Investigate Activity: Listening to Sound Through Matter
Musical Motivation
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
Science and Music: Music from a Plant
Investigate Activity: Changing Pitch
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

Chinese Opera
Israeli Songs
Chinese Percussion Music
Han Chinese Music Scales
Constructing the Panpipe
Introduction to the Panpipe
Calypso, Calypso and Silver Moon Boat
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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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
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