Many elementary music teachers are being pressured to alter their music lesson plans to reinforce the “core curriculum.” This can be frustrating, because it often decreases the effectiveness of the MUSICAL concepts taught in MUSIC class. Stanton’s suggests this new resource from Lorenz publications as a solution–it crosses the curriculum without sacrificing your musical goals and standards:
Music Games Disguising Core Curriculum
Up-and-coming writer and educator Nicole LeGrand combines her experience as a classroom teacher with her current role as a music education instructor in this unique collection of reproducible worksheets specifically created to integrate core-curriculum standards in the music classroom. These worksheets are designed for students in kindergarten through sixth grade and do double duty as they address math, science, language arts, and social studies along with music concepts such as form, instrument recognition, multi-cultural and historical instruments, expression terms, intervals, and pitch and rhythm identification. Finding ways to connect music to core-content standards couldn’t be easier!