Music National Content Standard #2
||Browse these resources to find lesson plans and activities that support the Music National Content Standard #2: "Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music." Use these resources to teach rhythm, to improve students' technical skills, and to introduce instruments from around the world. Explore jazz, drum beats, mariachi music, and more! You'll find great strategies for teaching instrument performance at any grade level.
Instrument Lesson Plans
Multicultural Lesson Plans
- Musical Passports: Building Musical Bridges
Young children can learn to understand the organization of language by learning song lyrics. There are activities for "On the Bridge at Avignon", "Eency Weency Spider", "Grandma Moses", and "Are You Sleeping".
- Twinkle, Twinkle: Music and Curricular Connections
Using children's songs, these lessons show how to teach music while meeting curriculum standards. There are activities for "It's So Good to See You", "Hello There",
"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", and "Who's That Tapping at the Window?".
- National Standards for Music Education
Incorporate the nine National Standards for Music Education into your curriculum. Use these resources to teach students in grades K-12 about singing, instruments, music composition, and much more!
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