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

This unit focuses primarily on the Responding Artistic Process and the Select, Analyze, Interpret, and Evaluate components. By navigating Responding standards, students will ponder at a novice level the question “What is the purpose of instrumental music, and what is my response?” In an effort to explore this extensive question, the unit uses resources from the Library of Congress to provide a snapshot of how music reflects humanity. Through the inquiry process and analysis of Library of Congress artifacts, students will gain a deeper understanding of selected repertoire and the way one responds to music. 

April 2024 Teaching Music


  • Ensembles
  • Standards

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  • Classroom Resource
  • Curriculum
  • Lesson Plan
  • Publication
  • Teaching Guide
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  • Band
  • Instrumental

Teaching Level

  • Elementary

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