National Standards for Music Education

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    "The Star Spangled Banner" Reading Warm-Up

    Learn the history behind the "The Star-Spangled Banner" while improving students' reading skills. Th... read more


    Duke Ellington

    A great American composer, Ellington's big band music became wildly popular in the 1950s and 1960s. read more


    Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix was an astonishing musical innovator, whose style has yet to be defined. read more


    Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson was a talented guitarist, whose music laid the groundwork for Delta blues. read more


    John Lennon

    Relate the story of John Lennon to your students, and have them do the suggested activity to learn more about this member of the Beatles. read more


    Counterculture's Finest Moment: Woodstock

    Share the story of Woodstock, a rock festival in 1969, and assign the related activities to help stu... read more



    Share the story of the Beatles with your students, and assign the related activities to help them learn more about these revolutionary musicians. read more


    "Peter and the Wolf" and Sergei Prokofiev

    Share the story of Sergei Prokofiev's achievements with your students, and assign the related activi... read more


    Science and Language Arts: I Hear a Symphony

    Students are walked through a discussion of the origins of the word symphony. Once they better under... read more


    Indian Ragas

    Explore Indian ragas and learn the differences between an Indian raga and the Western scale. read more

    Graph/Chart - Teacher Resources

    Graphing Pitch

    Distribute a group activity that explains the musical relationship between length of instruments and their pitch. read more

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