3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Music Programs

These can be adapted for different grade levels.                               See also 1st & 2nd grade program ideas Programs Choral resources

1st & 2nd Grade Music Programs

These can be adapted for different grade levels.                                  See also 3rd, 4th, 5th grade program ideas Programs Choral resources

Jimmy Crack Corn

This song has roots in oppression. More info Blackface minstrel songs Minstrel show article article Taking Racist Songs Out of Music Education Find different songs        

1st Grade Up / Down Melody Assessment

  This assessment available on this page: High & Low Resources Idea – Use this Xylophone Handout to help prepare the students for the assessment. Available on this page: High Low Resources   See also 1st Grade Rhythm Assessments High …

Invented (Homemade) Instruments

This unit is one of my all-time favorites. In fact, it’s the only unit I have taught every single year of my career. Lessons preceding this Unit: Orchestra Review & Ethnomusicology Lesson 1 Explain the Invented Instrument assignment and show …

Folk Songs

Carl Orff, the great music educator, said “Music is chosen with strong nationalistic flavor, being related to folk songs and music of the child’s own heritage.” (“The Orff Approach to Music Education” By Gloria Day) I would rather teach folk …

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