Music and Interdisciplinary Connections
Learners examine the interconnectedness of different art forms. They listen to music and watch a video while determining the similarities of the themes. They make connections between books, movies, opera, dance, and music.
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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 Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
Did you know that playing music is the brain's equivalent to a full body workout? Learn about how the advancements in the studies of neuroscientists have brought us to a greater understanding of how playing an instrument dramatically...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Blues, B.B. King, Muddy Waters
B.B. King and Muddy Waters are two of the most famous blues performers of all time. In this music lesson, middle schoolers study the early careers and lasting musical contributions of both artists, each of whom carried the blues on to...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts