Music on the Internet
This site features links to music web sites that can be used in the K- 12 classroom setting. Sites included provide lesson plans, information and suggestions for curriculum integration.


Music Internet Sites 
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Have you tried surfing the Net for lesson plans that will integrate music into the curriculum?  As you search for these plans you might realize that you must (a) have a degree in music in order to understand the vocabulary, language and instructions; (b) have all of the musical instruments and materials on hand in your classroom; (c) have unlimited resources and funds because none of the plans you have seen so far are within your budget; (d) have all of the above. If you are a classroom teacher who has been surfing the Net and found very few sites, then this site is for you.  This page contains links to lessons that classroom teachers can use to integrate into Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and/or other disciplines.  There are other sites of interest as well.    Check back often for updates.


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Grades 6-12
Grades 3-5
Grades K-2
Other Music Sites for all grades
Music Around the World

Grades 6-12

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/cgi-bin/listApps.pl?Music&Arts
Blue Web n Applications
A Library of Blue Ribbon Music Arts Learning Sites on the Web.  You can scroll to the bottom of the page to the Blue Ribbon home page and locate other blue ribbon sites in various disciplines.

http://www.prs.net/midi.html
Classical Midi Archives
"Classical Midi Archives contains a large collection of classical MIDI files for a variety of composers. Click on The Classical Midi Archives to reach an index. Then click on the desired composer's initial to find the files."  This is an outstanding site if you are studying a particular period in Social Studies and your students are interested in hearing the "popular" composers of that period.  Check it out!

http://weber.u.washington.edu/~sbode/classical.html
Classical Music
Classical Music contains links to biographical information and pictures of classical composers. The site is suitable for music students in grades 6-12 who want to know more information about selected composers.

http://www.stark.k12.oh.us/Docs/units/1996/music.ms/
Effects of Music on Your Life
"This interdisciplinary unit interrelates math, science, and social studies by requiring students to analyze the effects of sound (more specifically, music) on the world and the people around them."  This two week unit addresses the following questions:

http://www.rockhall.com/educate/lssnplan/
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Lesson Plans
With so much recent interest in the 60s era, this is a great site to locate 53 step-by-step lesson plans on ways to use Rock and Roll in your Social Studies curriculum. Not every lesson, however, is designed for all districts.  Explore and investigate the home page of the lesson plan site at www.rockhall.com

http://www.rockhall.com/media/sounds/index.html#a
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Sound Chamber
Listen to the sounds of rock legends, but watch out for f-l-a-s-h-b-a-c-k-s.

http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/267.html
Looking at the 1960's via Rock n' Roll
This site provides step-by-step instructions on teaching an interdisciplinary lesson plan on the 1960's via Rock and Roll.  This lesson is designed for middle school students and involves students working in small collaborative groups.

http://www.stark.k12.oh.us/Docs/units/1996/vietnam.mn/
Vietnam
This incredibly, vast and complete, step-by-step interdisciplinary unit has a social focus. "This site is intended to allow students a variety of opportunities to explore the concepts of the United States' role in World affairs, freedom of speech, civil disobedience and war."  A great Social Studies lesson for students in grades 9-12.

http://www.wnet.org/archive/mom/welcome.html
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis, famous musician and trumpet performer teaches children about some of the elements of music.  Students can hear a welcome by Marsalis, send comments, listen to musical selections and test their knowledge about music.  Lesson plans are included.

http://www.bcpl.net/~etowner/anthem.html
Fort McHenry Birthplace of the National Anthem
Are you studying The National Anthem in your Social Studies class?  At this site, you will locate information about the National Anthem and Frances Scott Key.  Additional links to The Flag, Ft. Henry and Baltimore are included.

http://www.azstarnet.com/~rgrogan/flag3.htm
The Star Spangled Banner links
This site designed by Richard Grogan features other links to the National Anthem

http://www.stark.k12.oh.us/Docs/units/1996/sound.ls/
Sound Solution
This four-week interdisciplinary unit focuses on sound both scientifically and literally. This unit is designed as a team teaching project between Language Arts and Science Teachers and addressees the following questions:

The unit culminates with a problem solving perspective of communication between two worlds, one with sound and one without.

http://www.stark.k12.oh.us/Docs/units/1996/stress.os/
Don't Mess with Stress
This twelve day unit integrates Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Music and Technology.  The unit addresses the following:

A very involved unit for older high school students.

http://www.odyssey.net/subscribers/scior/music.html
Classical Music MIDI
A classical music collected of limited composers yet unlimited music selections.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceRainStick48.htm
Science in Art:  How to Make a Rain Stick
If you are studying the Rain Forests, view this lesson plan and discover how to make a rain stick. A lesson plan for students in grades 4-8.

http://www.geocities.com/~prairiehome/index.html
Songs and Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder
This page is dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder and the musical memories that shaped her life.


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Grades 3-5 

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/cgi-bin/listApps.pl?Music&Arts
Blue Web n Applications
A Library of Blue Ribbon Music Arts Learning Sites on the Web.  You can scroll to the bottom of the page to the Blue Ribbon home page and locate other blue ribbon sites in various disciplines.

http://www.prs.net/midi.html
Classical Midi Archives
"Classical Midi Archives contains a large collection of classical MIDI files for a variety of composers. Click on The Classical Midi Archives to reach an index. Then click on the desired composer's initial to find the files."  This is an outstanding site if you are studying a particular period in Social Studies and your students are interested in hearing the "popular" composers of that period.  Check it out!

http://www.wnet.org/archive/mom/welcome.html
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis, famous trumpet performer, teaches children about some of the elements of music.  Children can send comments, listen to musical selections and test their knowledge about music.  Lesson plans are included.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MusicVietnamWar.htm
Controversies of the Vietnam War
"How did some of society feel toward the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War?   The students will listen to "Blowin In the Wind" by Bob Dylan and analyze what the song is saying about Vietnam."  This lesson is geared for fifth graders.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ArtLanguageArtsCreativeMovementK3.htm
Language Arts and Creative Movement
This lesson plan involves the kinesthetic learner in "texture" and its relationship to Math.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MusicArtLanguageArts.htm
Integrated Music Lesson
A Language Arts, Arts and Music lesson written to help students understand the concept of contrasts.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceRainStick48.htm
Science in Art:  How to Make a Rain Stick
If you are studying the Rain Forests, view this lesson plan and discover how to make a rain stick.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceSound.htm
Spook Sound Fizzle Style
This site contains an interactive lesson on Sound; this site integrates Music and Science.

http://www.concentric.net/~Gamba/
MIDI's for KIDDIES Children's Music by D.F.Saphra
A Web Site consisting of downloadable Children's Songs.

http://spight.physics.unlv.edu/picgalr2.html
Classical Composers Archive
Assign your students a composer to research.  At this site they will click to open the Archive.  Once they enter this awesome archive they will discover composers from all nations, timelines, birth years and biographical information--they may not want to leave.

http://www.operaed.org/index.htm
Education at the MET Opera
Are you interested in furthering Opera Education?  Would you like to be trained as an educator who inspires students to create original opera productions?  If you are interested in a training program, then this site is for you.


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Grades k-2 
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/cgi-bin/listApps.pl?Music&Arts
Blue Web n Applications
A Library of Blue Ribbon Music Arts Learning Sites on the Web.  You can scroll to the bottom of the page to the Blue Ribbon home page and locate other blue ribbon sites in various discipline

http://www.cpb.org/rtl/pbs_3/cover.html
PBS Families:  Play and learn with Public TV and Books
Music brings new sounds and words into children's lives. Kids express themselves by dancing, playing instruments, and singing. They learn about movement. With your
help, this joyful learning can last a lifetime.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MusicMathPatterns.htm
 "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Want to assist your students in understanding patterns?   Use the familiar song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to achieve this concept.

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MusicOpposites.htm
Opposites
Music can help your students understand the concept of opposites.

http://www.concentric.net/~Gamba/
MIDI's for KIDDIES Children's Music by D.F.Saphra
A Web Site Consisting Mostly of Downloadable Children's Songs

http://home.earthlink.net/~bluesman1/radio.html
The Radio Game
Children can learn to sing in their  "head or inside" voice.

http://biz.idbsu.edu/cispom/is/is497multi/projects/ginger/playact.htm
Play Group Activities
This site contains activities that  have objectives relating to gross motor, fine motor, sensory, thinking, creativity, social, and life skills.

http://www.daddyagogo.com/songs.html
Cool Songs for Kids
Sample high energy songs at this site.


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Music Around the World 
http://www.eyeneer.com/World/Af/Instruments/index.html
Musical Instruments of AFRICA
See and hear various instruments from various countries in Africa

http://www.eyeneer.com/World/Ea/Instruments/board.zither.html
Musical Instruments of EAST ASIA

http://www.eyeneer.com/World/Sa/Instruments/index.html
Musical Instruments of India

http://www.altercom.com/netsbest/music2.htm
Music Around The World
Cuban, Brazil, France, Jazz, Folk and Rock are some of the selections located at this site.


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Other Sites

http://members.aol.com/singalongs/index.html
Sing alongs
An experienced musician and teacher who knows how to reach into a crowd and get them singing, clapping, stomping and dancing in the aisles!

http://www.chamberlinc.org/
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
"Details the world of chamber music concerts  in ear-catching sound bytes, eye-catching graphics and imagination-stirring musician profiles."

http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/TheArts.html
Teachers Helping Teachers
Teacher tested lesson plans from teachers

http://www.teleport.com/~celinec/music.shtml
Internet Music Resource Guide
"This site features links to a variety of music resources including Bands and Artists, Magazines and Search Sites. For an extensive list of everything musical on the Web, click on General Sites."

http://www.siba.fi/Kulttuuripalvelut/music.html
Sibelius Academy Music Resources
"Sibelius Academy Music Resources is a vast reservoir of music sites that include links to jazz, famous composers, gospel, composers, instruments, libraries and archives. "

 http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/
Worldwide Music Internet Resources
"This site includes links to a variety of topics including  individual musicians, groups and ensembles, composers and composition, genres and types of music, research and study, the music industry and electronic journals and magazines."

http://www.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/Genres/Classical/Composers/
Yahoo Classical Composers
"This site introduces students in grades 5-12 to composers including Bach and Mozart. Click on a composer to find biographical information, pictures and descriptions of his work."

http://members.aol.com/jasontracy/bulletinboards.html
Bulletin Boards for the Classroom
Whether you are a music teacher or a classroom teacher, you will find great bulletin board ideas at this site.

http://users.netonecom.net/~garmar/Default.htm
Substitute Teacher Home page

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/7862/index.html
The New Teacher's Page
"The New Teacher Page is a resource site for Education students, student teachers, first-year teachers, teacher certification candidates, and those who think maybe, just maybe, they'd like to be an educator someday."
 
 

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