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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 . . ."
Action Poems and Songs
Native American Musical Instruments
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Valentines Skill-Builder
Making an Erhu
More Popular Music Printables

Clip Art

Conductor
Electric Guitar
Viola
Metronome
Modern Sitar
Alto Clarinet
Drum Kit
More Music Clip Art

Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

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

Lesson Plans, Grades 6-12

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
African-American Gospel Music
Visualizing Jazz Scenes of the Harlem Renaissance
Traditional Circle Game from Puerto Rico
Numbers and Songs
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Chinese Percussion Music
More Popular Music Lesson Plans, 6-12

References

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

Quizzes

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

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

Social Studies & Music Connected

Introduction to Mariachi Music
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Follow the Drinking Gourd Song
Defining Jazz Music
Percussion Performance and Culture
Learning through The Duke
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
More Popular Social Studies Activities

Reading, Language Arts, & Music Connected

Lesson Planning Center
"Frere Jacques" Translations
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Patriotic Poems and Songs
Appalachian Riddle Song
Distinguishing Speaking vs. Singing
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Activities

Math & Music Connected

Graphing Pitch
Numbers and Songs Student Guide
Curious George "Ten Little Monkeys" Song
Mozart
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?
"Signs of Spring"
Make an Instrument
Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Animal Tracking Song
Science and Music: Music from a Plant
Science and Music: Rubber Band Music
More Science Activities

Foreign Languages & Music Connected

A la Limon: A Traditional Puerto Rican Song
Medieval Music and Dancing
Making Panpipes
Making a Koto
Israeli Children's Songs
Han Chinese Music Scales
Chinese Opera
More Foreign Language Music Resources

Health, Physical Education, & Music Connected

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

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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