Category Archives: Teaching Elementary

Music Curriculum Standards and Pacing Guide

Hi all! I’m currently sitting in a chorus/band summer training institute for teachers and we are discussing music standards, and how to work with them. Some useful websites for planning lessons and exploring standards are: 1. http://www.CPALMS.org, the site for … Continue reading

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Discover Music Poster Set

The Discover Music Poster Set is by far one of the best classroom poster sets I have ever seen. I believe my middle school band director used them, and I have known other teachers to use them as well. It … Continue reading

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Teaching With Movies

As I was doing research today on some appropriate movies to show in a middle school classroom in the event of needing a substitute or something else serious occurring, I stumbled across the website Teach With Movies. I was looking … Continue reading

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Resource: Kodály Music Education Institute Website

Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia This website was submitted to me by my dear friend Miss G, who is an elementary music teacher. At first glance, it seems to have some amazing resources for the classroom or private teacher. … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Wig!

Because it’s Big! Beethoven’s wig! Just a fun cartoon to get kids interested in one of the most influential composers of all time. Kind of catchy too. 😉  

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Website: Classics For Kids

In doing research for a music appreciation class I stumbled across a great resource, a website called Classics for Kids. I discovered a page with a radio show about different periods of music, and the site also includes information on … Continue reading

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Resource: FREE Music Lesson Plans

Check out this database of music lesson plans from Hillsborough Countyu Schools: Music Curriculum Search You will need to enter the provided username and password. I have not examined these lesson plans in detail, but when you log in you … Continue reading

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