Music Therapy Teacher Resources

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Call the Tune: Music in Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I am dancing to the music in my head. Scholars learn to listen for music in their heads as they read literature and poems. After they identify and analyze poetic devices that relate to music, they create their own musical poems.
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Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
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...
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Hitting the Write Note: Writing a Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To whom it may concern ... Scholars undergo the process of writing a letter to an authority figure. The instructional activity asks writers to compose a formal letter requesting a music therapy space. Pupils learn how to submit a project...
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Therapy for Color Blindness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Could a virus be the key to reversing color blindness in humans? Some researchers believe so, and have even tested it out on monkeys. Learn more about the experiment and its effects in a short video that could accompany a lesson on gene...
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Creating a Therapeutic Soundscape: Ambient Improvisations and Planned Catharsis (CTE)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How is music a form of therapy? Scholars explore the topic using the fourth and final lesson from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM series. Learners explore the relationship between music and the mind and describe the power...
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Consonance and Dissonance: Creating Intervals for Emotions (CTE)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How are music and emotion related? Using lesson two of four from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project Series, scholars explore the connection between the two topics. They learn to recognize different intervals...
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Instruments of Change: Making a Simple Stringed Instrument (CTE)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What materials and skills does a person need to build a simple working instrument? With the first of four lessons from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project series, scholars learn about the basic structure of...
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Music Strikes a Soothing Chord

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore music therapy. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Music Strikes a Soothing Cord", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the...
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Tension and Release: Creating Mindful Harmony (CTE)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Perhaps the Doobie Brothers said it best when they sang, "Listen to the Music." With the third of four lessons from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project series, pupils discover the connection between music and...
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FACS: Recreation Therapy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An attractive and informative nine-slide PowerPoint introduces the class to the world of recreational therapy. Attached handouts provide team-building and ice-breaker activities. The activities are engaging. They serve as examples of...
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How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Music: Instruments of the Orchestra

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils identify various musical instruments and explain their roles in an orchestra. Following a Powerpoint presentation, students discuss what they have discovered in small groups. Then, each groups devises four questions based on the...
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Community Video and Brochure about Horse Therapy

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students research basic information about horses, horse care and horse therapy effects on humans. They identify what horses need to be healthy and research needed supplies and funds. Students work in groups to prepare an educational...
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What I Want to be When I Grow Up

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover different careers in music. In this career exploration lesson, 6th graders explore four different categories of music careers: music education, music performance, music business and music therapy. Students create ...
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Mozart's Magic

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students become familiar with the young composer through his life's story and his music. They get to make some music of their own by using musical instruments that exist both online and all around them.
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How Does Chemotherapy Treat Breast Cancer?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Cancer treatments sure have changed over the years. A short video focuses on current and historical treatments for breast cancer. It covers surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapies, and hormone therapies.
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Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils are introduced to the field of music therapy. They listen to new music and gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. Small groups develop a music therapy program.
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Making the Connection: Incorporate The Arts Into Every Subject

For Teachers K - 5th
Art, music, movement, and drama will enhance and bring your lessons to life!
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Language Arts, Music, Poetry: Blues Style

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
This lesson focuses on how the blues both operates as poetry and informs the poetry of many prominent African American poets. Students consider the poetic devices and recurring themes in blues lyrics and the significance of the poetry of...
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Beyond Science?: Healing Touch

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students apply the scientific method by building a "Proposal for Study." They label the Observation, Hypothesis, and Prediction columns. Students listen as the teacher introduces the alternative healing methods of therapeutic touch and...
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Dexteria Jr. - Fine Motor Skill Development for Toddlers

For Students Pre-K - K
Preschoolers and toddlers will love playing these three fun, interactive games. Parents, teachers, and therapists will love watching these young app users develop their fine motor skills as they play.
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Tragoidia and Catharsis: A Retelling of Classical Tragedies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What a tragedy! Scholars take a close look at Greek tragedy in the form of plays. After analyzing plays, learners think about a play that relates to their own personal anxiety and recreate or reinterpret a scene from that play.
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Preparing a More Useful Sub Plan for Your Substitute Teacher

For Teachers K - 12th
Make your substitute's life easier by using the prompts on a one-page resource to a craft a profile of your classes and your daily routines. A great-first page for a substitute teacher folder.
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How to Biohack Your Cells to Fight Cancer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to use biotechnology to trick your body into fixing cancer-causing mutations? A video presentation discusses both traditional and new technologies that fight cancer. The amazing technologies are sure to intrigue viewers as...

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