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

The lesson plans in this unit contain music examples from the Library of Congress. Throughout these lesson plans, students will explore musical elements and the ways composers and performers incorporate these elements for expressive purposes. Students will interact with music through movement and creating artwork. Students will learn to verbalize their own thinking, ideas, and opinions of music. While these lesson plans focus on the Responding Artistic Process, it is important to incorporate joyful music-making opportunities that also include areas of creating, performing and connecting. 

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  • Standards

Resource Type

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


  • General Music

Teaching Level

  • Elementary

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