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Multicultural Music Connections

For Teachers 3rd
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. 
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Same and Different Through Music and Art

For Teachers K
This lesson is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then...
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Multicultural Music: Israel

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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Jazz and Math: The Beat Goes On

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students collect real data through listening, counting and timing jazz pieces.They use ratios, rates, and proportions to report collected data and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of rhythm and tempo in music.
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Physical Education and Music Program

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach everyone how to work together in both physical education and music activities. Parents and their children are shown a presentation that highlights the philosophy of cooperation. They apply these concepts to their physical education...
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The Letter E Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
"The letter E comes after the letter D!" To the theme of traditional musical theater, all things that start with the letter E are showcased in a fun and catchy video.
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Let's Explore!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the world through music with two lessons that bring focus to four composers—Gabriela Lena Frank, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Bedrř˘ich Smetana, and Mason Bates. After listening to musical pieces and viewing informative videos, scholars...
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Classroom Builder

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore music theory by discussing a classic song. In this musical notation lesson, students listen to the song "My Favorite Things" and discuss and share their personal tastes with the class. Students practice writing notes on...
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Sight Words Song

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Add video and song to your sight word practice! Sight words showcased in the music video are: and, I, are is, on, a, they, with, his, he, in, be, have, this, as, that, from, to, the, was, for, you, of, it, and at.
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Present Simple Routine Vocabulary

For Students 1st
In this daily routine worksheet, 1st graders practice combining words from three different columns of words to create and write ten sentences describing their daily routines.
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Jingle Bells Streamer Routine

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students perform movements with streamers as part of a P.E. activity. They dance to the song Jingle Bells, following explicit directions. They practice a dance routine, and can create their own dance.
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"Here We Go" Parachute Routine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Rather than just shouting out commands on what to do with a parachute, turn some music on and make it a dance routine. This seems like a pretty cool way to engage young learners. Make a dome, hop, make waves, walk, twist, and shake that...
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The Letter K Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Written to contemporary rhythm and blues style music, the letter K is the king of this alphabet video. The fun lyrics and engaging graphics captivate little ones toward learning the eleventh letter of the alphabet.
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The Letter W Song

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
The wacky letter W is the star of a music video intended for beginning readers. With words like wacka-wacka-doo, wow, and Wanda, viewers gain a very firm grasp on the way the letter W looks and sounds.
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The Weather Song

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Get an animated view of what sun, snow, wind, and rain look like in a hand-drawn music video about weather. Elementary learners also explore the words hot and and how these terms relate to our weather. 
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Smart Solutions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Smart Solutions is the theme of a unit created to meet the needs of English language earners. Through a series of lessons, scholars follow a routine—move, speak, and listen— to cover topics including stores, shops, celebrations, pets,...
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And You Don't Stop - 30 Years of Hip-Hop - Lesson 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of dance within the Hip Hop genre and the dance moves which grew out of the Hip Hop style. They perform an original dance routine or demonstrate their instrument for the class.
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The World is Magic

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
The world outside is more amazing than any television show. Young learners watch a music video that features many fascinating attributes about our world.   
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Let the Good Times Roll! with Louisiana Music

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the role of the different types of music originating in Louisiana. Using the information they gathered, they create a PowerPoint presentation about an artist who plays Louisiana music. They compare and contrast...
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Parrot in the Oven: Instructional Routine

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After reading "The Bullet," a particularly intense chapter in Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida, class members listen to the Spanish and the English versions of "Dimelo" by Enrique Iglesias. They then discuss how the song...
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Beat the Clock

For Teachers K - 12th
Tired of wasting time trying to get your class to split up into groups? Engage in an activity to help your charges manage time. Learners reflect on a time they were left out or rejected, and then practice forming groups of three within...
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What A Feeling ... Just Dance!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Hopefully your students have had some introduction already to dance movement before you do this lesson. If they have, then giving them ribbons and instructing them to make up a little routine should be a fun activity. Encourage your...
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Work out routine worksheet

For Students 4th - 12th
In this work out routine worksheet, learners fill in a graphic organizer that has them write down their music, counts, and workout routine. Students fill in 13 blanks.
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Improving Sleep for Children with Autism

For Teachers K - 12th
Sometimes learners with autism have trouble getting into routines and schedules, especially when it comes to sleep. Quickly refer to a guide that provides tips, checklists, sample schedules, and visuals to help your child become a better...

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