Music Teacher Resources
Showcase why music, like language, distinguishes us as humans. Through vocals, instruments and cultural connotations, play to the tune of your classroom.
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Writing About Informational Text: Music and the Brain
Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument, chances are that music has directly impacted your mental and emotional development. Sixth graders engage in a reading activity in which they read two articles on the impact of music on...
6th CCSS: Designed
Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source
Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Music Unit
Take note. Soul music. Gospel music. Country music. Summer comes alive with the sounds of music as program participants learn about various genres of music, create instruments, and write and perform songs about the facts and traditions...
1st - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion
Get your movers and shakers grooving to the beat with this series of musical activities designed to meet everyone's needs! Ten games, using an assortment of instruments, bring awareness to one's body, brain, and social interactions in a...
Pre-K - 1st CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Using Harmonic Vision’s Music Ace Software to Reinforce Basic Music Skills
If you have access to Harmonic Vision’s Music Ace Software, then this lesson could work for you. Kindergarteners use the video music software to place, identify, and read musical notes. They listen in and identify both high and low...
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...
8th - 10th
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show,...
7th - 12th
Looking at different cultures and how music from differing cultures changes movements, meaning and mood
Each of the three dance lessons included here will get your class moving. The first lesson allows learners to explore how music and movement differ in meaning depending on cultural context. Lesson two gives them an opportunity to create...
7th - 9th
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
Music world get ready, your young performers are going to practice Gamelan style improvisation techniques. They listen to and discuss the melody and rhythm in Balinese Gamelan music, then take turns improvising by adding notes to a basic...
4th - 12th
"Uncle Sam's Got Himself in a Terrible Jam": Protest Music and the Vietnam War
"And it's one, two, three...what are we fighting for?" Use music to assess the climate of protest during the Vietnam War, listening to and analyzing Country Joe MacDonald's "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" (lyrics included)....
8th - Higher Ed
Smart Solutions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)
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,...
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Working with Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: Student Video
Accompany math instruction with a captivating video. With the help of Virtual Math Girl, scholars observe a cake-themed, step-by-step model of how to make equivalent fractions, and how to convert these fractions to decimals as well as...
4 mins 3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Destination Library
All work and no play makes a classroom a dull place to be. Luckily, this board game solves that problem by allowing children to have fun while reinforcing their understanding of the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback....
K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
"Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos by Zoltan Kodaly
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos by Zoltan Kodaly. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions.
5th - 6th
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
Students review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music. In this music theory lesson, students review basic music theory, experiment with electronic sounds, and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials...
5th - 6th
Exploring Musical Form through Performing, Movement, and Listening
Third graders sing, listen to and create movements for a variety of songs and pieces that have AB form and verse-refrain form. They explore the basic forms that give them the tools to analyze other music works as they progress in the...
Inflationary and Recessionary Gaps with Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Where does the long run aggregate supply curve in graphs of an inflationary and recessionary gap? Check out this video for instruction on this process, as well as to learn about the motivations behind monetary and fiscal policy in...
4 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Upper graders view the animated short, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and analyze how the music score was chosen to express the scene. They create an animation as they listen to a classical recording to experience the connection between...
7th - 12th