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Popular Music Research: Digital Resources for Teachers

Free Digital Music Resources for Teachers

For teachers looking to incorporate music-related primary source materials into the classroom, there is a wealth of digital resources available. While secondary sources can provide context and analysis of a place and time, primary sources give students the individual perspective of an observer or participant in that moment, creating a powerful, direct connection between students and history. The resources in this guide include free streaming music, digitized sheet music, links to additional digital resources, and fully-formed lesson plans for different age groups that may map to Common Core standards and include links to primary source documents and recordings.

Lesson Plans

Streaming Music


Sheet Music

Graphic Materials

Other Resources

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