Any teacher can integrate music into his or her curriculum. No special training or skills are necessary. This week, Education World offers lesson plans that will show you how you can integrate music and make your core curriculum sing.
This week, in celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Education World offers four fun lessons -- plus more ideas and links to dozens more lessons -- that combine music and other subjects. Click each of the lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)FIVE LESSONS FOR INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO THE CURRICULUM
A STOMPing Good Time
Students work in small groups as they use everyday objects to create performances inspired by the work of STOMP. (Grades 3-12)
Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
A comprehension activity exposes students to the lives and music of Mozart and Beethoven. Work sheet included. (Grades 3-12)
Do the Hokey Pokey -- In Many Languages
Encourage students to learn foreign language vocabulary for parts of the body using the popular song "The Hokey Pokey." (Grades PreK-8)
Music Math: Create a Clapping Symphony
Create a symphony of clapping. (Grades 3-12) Plus fraction math for grades 5-up. Work sheet included.