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

This unit contains six very flexible lessons, roughly 30 minutes in length, that can be applied to a large body of orchestral literature. Using the Inquiry Method, it asks questions to guide thinking. Lessons include Student Response Worksheets and Extension Activities, as well as many group discussion prompts, to encourage student research and enriched rehearsals and performances. Included for ensemble and individual reference are audio, video, and manuscript links from the Library of Congress, YouTube video links, Essential Understandings from the 2014 Music Standards, and newly-created assessment tools for your consideration. 

April 2024 Teaching Music


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