"The First Noel" is a great Christmas carol to use to teach the C major scale. This is a resource you can use to help upper elementary students to analyze music and learn to play the C major scale and scale fragments. A suggested lesson plan is included, plus "The First Noel" with words, with notation, and a scale practice page. I use this for recorder, but you could use it with any instrument in treble clef.
Christmas, Christmas carol, major scale, recorder, music theory, C major