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Music Therapy Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

This lesson plan will teach your students about music therapy. Additionally, they will participate in a fun hands-on activity to reinforce newly learned concepts related to music therapy.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson on music therapy, your students will be able to:

  • Explain how music can be important to the learning process
  • Define music therapy

Length

1 - 1.25 Hours

Materials

  • CD player (optional)
  • CDs of music designed for therapeutic listening (optional)
  • Exercise balls (optional)
  • Headphones (optional)
  • Internet access
  • Subject cards (preprinted in advance of class)
  • Timer

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

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