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Music Lesson Plans

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Smithsonian Folkways
Lesson plans related to music from around the world.

More Recommended Lesson Plans

Music lesson plans, many of which are multidisciplinary.
Awesome Library
A collection of links to lesson plans and lesson plan databases.
Core Knowledge Lesson Plans
Unit plans for teaching music.
The Gateway to 21st Century Skills
"The Gateway has been serving teachers continuously since 1996 which makes it one of the oldest publically accessible U.S. repositories of education resources on the Web. The Gateway contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items.” (from the website)
Hotchalk Lesson Plans Page: Art Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities
Lesson Plans organized by grade range.
Search by keyword, subject, grade, or by Wisconsin Academic Standard. Though primarily intended for the Wisconsin state educator, it’s valuable for everyone. This database requires registration, which is free provided that you are a student or staff member at a UW Institution. To register go to this webpage:
PBS LearningMedia
"PBS LearningMedia™ provides educators with strategies, tools, and professional development resources needed to fully utilize digital learning." (from the website)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lesson Plans
Lesson plans related to American popular music.
Thousands of free lesson plans and education resources. Also, searchable by state standards.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Extensive unit plans developed by Yale University in collaboration with the New Haven Public Schools.

Other Music Resources

K-12 Resources for Music Educators
Valuable resources for music educators and students of all areas and educational levels.
Music Education Online
Links to numerous, helpful music resources.
National Jukebox
Over 10,000 historical sound recordings from the Library of Congress.
SFS Kids: Fun with Music
Website produced by the San Francisco Symphony for children.

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