Adventures in Music: Resources For Teachers

Rhythms of the World!
Early Elementary (K-3)

Rhythms of the World! takes students on a musical and geographical tour from Russia all the way to Brazil. We'll explore the styles of dance unique to each culture – like the waltz of Austria, a paso doble from Spain, and even a hoe down from the United States – and also learn about the instruments of the orchestra!

Rhythms of the World Curriculum Materials

Six Flags over Texas
Late Elementary (4-6)

Discover the six nations whose flags have flown over the Lone Star State in Six Flags over Texas. We'll sample the music of each nation – from France and Spain to the Republic of Texas and the United States – as we review the history of our home state.

Six Flags over Texas Curriculum Materials

Picture the Music
Late Elementary to Middle School (4-8)

Learn how music can describe people, places, even animals and help create stories in our minds. You'll put your new skills to the test with a complete story told entirely through music: the Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel.

Picture the Music Curriculum Materials

Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony
Middle and High School (6-12)

Gain insight into one of the most well-known composers of the Romantic era: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. His lyrical Fourth Symphony marks an emotionally distressing time in Tchaikovsky's personal life and is full of melodrama and emotion.