Multicultural Music Teacher Resources

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Do a grapevine to the left, lift your hands in the air, and sing out, "Hey!" These are the steps second graders will do when they sing and dance the Israeli folk song, "Achshav.”  They will explore the concept of multicultural music and dance as they learn a song from the middle east. 
Native American music is fun to listen to and great to play. Third graders get multiculturally inspired as they discuss musical sounds from around the globe, then play a few traditional Native American instruments. 
High schoolers gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. They see how music is connected to other aspects of our lives and our world. They listen to and discuss multicultural music.
Learners are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at significant musical figures of African American music through the ages.
Third graders complete a unit of lessons on the singing, instruments, and dancing of Native Americans. They identify and play various instruments, complete worksheets, define key vocabulary, sing songs, and perform dances.
Fourth graders begin the lesson by listening and singing along to various songs from different cultures. In groups, they research the ways different groups have used music to express themselves and compare and contrast them in an organizer. They work together to create their own piece of music that represents their own culture. To end the lesson, they develop a new culture and another original piece of music.
Students explore traditional music of different societies around the world by listening to number of different musical recordings, discuss how music makes them feel, examine how music is central to cultural traditions, and compose short written responses.
Students explore their family history.  For this series of roots lessons, students participate in a variety of activities to learn about families.  Students compare and contrast, discuss, read stories, and create art projects to help them learn and share about their family.
Learners learn more about their classmates backgrounds as they swing and sway to lively rhythms. In this early childhood lesson plan, students listen and dance to a variety of music that reflects the various classroom cultures.
Students identify many genres of music and connect styles of music with various cultures. They watch "The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A to Z" and list music styles: folk, jazz, rock, etc.
First graders discover common connections between cultures and people by participating in a class activity. In this personal connections lesson plan, 1st graders identify the different ways people are connected, such as geography, religion, culture, and language. Students participate in a game of telephone which demonstrates the ability for people close to each other to misinterpret meanings.
Music and social studies combine in this rich activity designed to deepen learners understanding of Ohio and its many cultural groups. After a whole class discussion on the cultural groups the make up Ohio's society and the elements of music, small groups choose one cultural group and research their music. This complete unit of lesson plans includes a bibliography of websites, instructional procedures, rubrics and excellent graphic organizers to structure student research. Just add music!
Fourth graders sing, play, and listen to music from other cultures. For this cultural appreciation lesson, 4th graders compare and contrast the music of other cultures. As a culminating activity, students invent their own culture, define their culture's parameters for musical expression and compose a piece of music for their culture.
Fifth graders study the Ohio regional cultures and the role music plays in culture. In this culture and music lesson, 5th graders complete research and make a presentation that illustrates an Ohio cultural group and its location, customs, practices, social behaviors, and music.
Students study the role of the flute in Native American music while determining what an exemplary example of flute music sounds like. They develop a method of assessing a Native American flute performance. They perform a Native American flute piece before assessing it, and the performances of others.
Students explore Mexican music. In this multicultural music instructional activity, students read the lyrics of songs such as "Poll Parrot" and sing along with a recording of the song. Students practice the pronunciation of Mexican lyrics.
Students explore cyclic patterns in drumming style. In this multicultural music lesson, students listen to and compare Taiko and Samba drumming styles and complete a compare/contrast worksheet.
Students read stories using animated, interactive versions of electronic books. They practice word recognition to increase their reading ability through sight vocabulary. They translate sight word from English to Spanish. They complete a number of activities not using the computer that help increase reading skills.
Students draw a bird they observed that include all of its characteristics. In this bird drawing lesson plan, students watch a video about the characteristics of birds. They then go outside and observe birds in their area and discuss the characteristics. Then students draw the birds including the characteristics.
Students graph fruit. In this graphing lesson students create a graph using fruit label stickers. Students place a sticker on the graph when the fruit has been consumed.