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While surfing the Web to put together this week’s lessons, we came across a number of great teacher-created activities you should know about. Click each lesson headline below to view that lesson. Approximate grade levels for each lesson are indicated in parentheses.

Carnival of the Animals
The Saint-Saens masterpiece is the focus of this lesson from AskERIC. (Grades K-3)

Music/Songs for Primary Grades
Two dozen songs for a wide variety of classroom uses. (Grades PreK-2)

Hands-On Activities About Sound
Discover a dozen activities relate to sound. (Grades 4-7)

Making a Musical Instrument
Complete lesson includes rubric. (Grades 4-7)

Music Relay Races
Kids learn musical notation -- quickly! (Grades 3-6)

MENC Music Lessons
The National Association of Music Education offers series of lessons. (Grades 6-12)

Bill Harley Lessons for Teachers
A popular children’s singer presents lessons based on stories and songs. (Grades K-6)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Lesson Plans
More than 70 lessons combine music with all areas of the curriculum. (Grades 6-12)

Ten Music Teaching Ideas (Grades 5-12)

The Underground Railroad (Grades 5-8)

Tidy-Up Transitions from Dr. Jean (Grades PreK-3)

Songs for Clean-Up Time (Grades Prek-3)

Clean-Up Song (Grades PreK-3)

Originally published 03/07/2003
Last updated 01/18/2010