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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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...
Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Writing About Informational Text: Music and the Brain
6th CCSS: Designed
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...
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
8th - 10th
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...
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
7th - 12th
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,...
The Summer Fun Summer Learning Music Unit
1st - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Reflection: The Message behind the Music
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewMusic lyrics offer messages. Some lyrics offer positive messages, some negative, some reflective, some explosive. Class members investigate the powerful messages in the lyrics of popular rap songs by first reading one student's essay on...
Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion
Pre-K - 1st CCSS: Adaptable
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...
"Uncle Sam's Got Himself in a Terrible Jam": Protest Music and the Vietnam War
8th - Higher Ed
"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)....
Lesson 13: Select Music For Words In Motion! Dances And Continue Choreography
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Scholars visit their poetry groups in order to continue selecting music and creating choreography for their interpretive dance. Dances are designed to reflect a strong word or phrase found in writers' original free-verse poems.
Gamelan-Style Melodic Elaboration: A Music Class Activity
4th - 12th
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...
The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
5th - 6th
Review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music with a helpful music theory lesson plan. Young musicians experiment with electronic sounds and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials found in the...
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...
Music and Sound: Movie Sound Effects and Music Composition
5th - 9th
Now that's music to my ears. Learners choose one of two activities to complete: continue the music video from the previous lesson, or design a new program that composes music. They learn how to apply several new code blocks while...
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
7th - 12th
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...