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By A Sound Mind
Engage students with this week-long unit that combines hip hop, poetry, and rap music. Based on both the 5th & 7th grade ELA standards as well as Music Anchor 11, this unit weaves discussion, analysis, games, and projects together in a fun and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Music
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.99
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By A Sound Mind
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the music of the movie Coco. Learn about the amazing music and rich vibrant culture in the movie through fun activities and authentic sources. Originally used as classroom centers, it has been adapted for both
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Video Files, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.99
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By A Sound Mind
If you're looking to excite and engage your students, this week long unit on video games is sure to do it. This unit will walk students through the history of video game music, talk about why it's different from pop music, and end with students
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Video Files, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$9.99
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By A Sound Mind
There are 3 main projects and over half a dozen stand alone lessons to provide context and clarity. It's intended for use with Google Classroom or other online platforms and is perfect for at-home or remote learning. Full of video tutorials, screen
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
$14.99
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By A Sound Mind
My kids are krazy for K-pop! What a better way to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month than with a fun and engaging lesson about one of the newest and most popular types of music in the world: K-Pop! K-Pop is short for Korean Pop music
Subjects:
Asian Studies, Dance, Music
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Video Files, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.99
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By A Sound Mind
Get Spooky this year with this fun bundle of Halloween activities and have your class howl with joy! A great value; this collection of my favorite games, songs, activities, videos, and worksheets that I've used over the years and have continually
Subjects:
Halloween, For All Subjects, Music
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
Spring has sprung, and let's put on our listening ears and see what we can hear! Coupled with the text "A Listening Walk" (not included) get students listening to and engaged in the world around them. Use it as part of literature, as a great tie
Subjects:
Literature, Science, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers, Activities
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
For Hispanic Heritage Month or Halloween consider tying the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" to your curriculum. The Day of the Dead has many similarities to the more popular Halloween, but is uniquely and culturally different. My K-4 students
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Spanish, Music
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
Combine science & music as you explore the amazing world of sound. Combing NGSS Science and NAfME music standards, these engaging activities will cover 2+ periods as you cover sounds, vibrations, and pitch. Using a variety of quick low-prep
Subjects:
Science, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
UPDATED November 2021. I recently updated this lesson to include more relevant information, additional videos/podcasts, and more contemporary (recent) links and news items. I also broke the main video into 3 parts (each focusing on just one issue)
Subjects:
Native Americans, Thanksgiving, Music
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Cultural Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.99
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By A Sound Mind
There are 4 main units in their course and that move from simply introducing podcasts to creating and publishing your own. It's intended for use with Google Classroom or other online platforms and is perfect for at-home or remote learning. Full of
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Music, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activboard Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$11.99
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By A Sound Mind
This lesson promotes Social Emotional Learning with a focus on the difficult concept of "Empathy." Using music, videos, and pop culture references it makes the topic approachable and engaging for students of almost any age. The lesson flow has a
Subjects:
Character Education, Classroom Community, Music
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
This lesson talks about how artists make money with their music. Is streaming a shortcut to success? Explore these topics through the artist Chance the Rapper, using his music, videos, interviews, podcasts, articles, and more. Engage students with
Subjects:
Business, Black History Month, Music
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Video Files, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.99
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By A Sound Mind
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and celebrate with this amazing lesson on the traditional Maori dance, the Haka! Great for getting your class up and moving, students love the choreographed movements, the loud lyrics, and sticking out
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Dance, Music
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
A relevant and engaging unit for grades 5th-8th (and beyond) that uses music as a lens to look at Contemporary American History (focusing on WWII and Vietnam) We ask the question, "How do events like war impact music, and can music impact something
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal, Music
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.99
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By A Sound Mind
Spring has sprung, this music unit is perfect students grades preK - 2nd. Explore Spring and all the sounds with tons of great songs, games, and activities. Perfect for a music teacher or any classroom teachers! Fits in with NAFME or Common Core
Subjects:
Science, Spring, Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
This Fast Food Rhythm Unit is a delicious introduction into reading and writing notation. With fun, easy to learn songs & a music menu project students will be able to jump right into the material. Whole body movements, AABA patterns, syllable
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Music Composition
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.99
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By A Sound Mind
The Winter Olympics are fast approaching! Celebrate this exciting time in your classrooms with this easy & fun lesson. With over an hours worth of material, you'll have literacy, music, and social studies tie-ins. Read the silly story of Tacky,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal, Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
It doesn't matter which came first in this fun and engaging lesson for grades K-2. Learn basic rhythm while you play and sing along to catchy upbeat music. Shake it up & Shake it off with The Beatles & Taylor Swift. Then get ready to dance
Subjects:
Science, Dance, Music
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$0.99
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By A Sound Mind
It seems like Pete the Cat is in everyone's classroom library! Engage your students with these 3 fun musical activities. The make great back to school activities or are great for carpet time and morning meetings. Each story features a read-aloud as
Subjects:
Back to School, Reading, Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a "jack of all trades" and master of some. Music Teacher at an inner-city school in Chicago for 5+ years. Middle School English Teacher in S. Korea for 4 years. Kindergarten Teacher for 2 years! --------- Guitar and Ukulele lessons on the side! I blog too! ---> http://asoundmind.edublogs.org/

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Project-Based, Student driven. Fosters high-intrinsic motivation in the learner, by using materials that are interesting and relevant to their lives. Moving music education forward by using tech and addressing the rapid changes in the industry.

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