NAfME Teaching with Primary Sources Curriculum Units for the 2014 Music Standards 

The goal of this responding unit is for students to gain knowledge that will help them select music of interest to them, and/or music that serves a particular purpose. In addition, students will gain a deeper understanding of how analyzing, interpreting and evaluating music, informs response to music. The lesson plans reference music representing a variety of subject matters. Three topics of interest included in this unit are: music reflecting social justice, patriotic music and world music. There is a broad range of band music available for each of these topics and suggested repertoire should be used at the discretion of the teacher. 


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  • Ensembles
  • Standards

Resource Type

  • Classroom Resource
  • Curriculum
  • Lesson Plan
  • Publication
  • Teaching Guide
  • Teaching Tip / Idea


  • Band
  • Instrumental

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