K-12 Instructional Resources


Find Out More About Suzuki the world wide famous method of teaching music.

Music Teacher Resources for all ages of students includes everything from holiday songs, music history, crafts, games, special teaching techniques, and lessons that span across the content areas. Great ideas and tools for any classroom!

The Crooked Road’s Traditional Music Education Program in Southwest Virginia

Teacher Planbook for Integrating Folk Music, Folklore and Traditional Culture Instruction into K-12 education is complete with full media resources of heritage award winners and other examples of folklife and culture across the United States. This site also includes many links to folklore resources, arts education standards, lesson plans, and the National Children’s Folk Song Repository.

Appalachian Folk Music and Culture for 4th and 5th grade students in music and social studies classrooms.

Appalachian State University’s Appalachian Songs and Singing Games Project is a collection of lesson plans for music and social studies classrooms that range from Kindergarten – 8th Grade.

Learn NC The University of North Carolina School of Education features this lesson plan about folktales for 3 – 5 grade students.

Discover Bluegrass – This study guide with six lesson plans accompanies the Discover Bluegrass DVD produced by the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Bluegrass Foundation. This guide also features 25 additional lesson plans for students K-12 spanning many content areas.

Local Learning is a national network for folk arts in education with a  clearinghouse of information and ideas related to full inclusion of folk and traditional arts and artists in the nation’s education.

Louisiana Voices  features comprehensive lesson plans and units. These  public domain lessons are easily adapted to fit whatever traditional or folk culture fits your classroom.

American Roots Music – Into the Classroom has 4 lesson plans that accompany the PBS American Roots documentary.