Lesson Plans

Bluegrass in the Schools

Below you will find award-winning lesson plans you may use to incorporate bluegrass music into your classroom or home school.  They have been organized by content categories and grade levels in order to easily identify a lesson plan that fits your needs.

Discover Bluegrass

Grades 6-8

Perspectives on a Legend: Exploring & Analyzing John Henry, Man and Music
Language Arts

Beyond Jam Sessions: Hosting a Bluegrass Festival
Music, Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology

Bluegrass Band On The Road

Star Quest
Language Arts, Technology

Bluegrass and Break-ups
Language Arts

Jed’s Tennessee Journey & Tennessee Land Form
Social Studies

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Music, Visual Arts, Language Arts, Technology

I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow: Bios of Bluegrass
Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

The Good Times Are Past And Gone: The History of Bluegrass
Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

Where in the World are Gibson & Martin G’Tar?: Bluegrass Around the World
Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

Be Good To My Little Baby Girl: Taking Care of our Bluegrass Instruments
Music, Visual Arts, Language Arts, Speech, Theater, Technology

Immigration in the Mid-19th Century
Social Studies

Grades 9-12

Bluegrass Murder Ballads: Comparisons & Compositions
English, American History, Voice & Instrument, Criminal Justice

Bluegrass Topics for the National History Day Contest
Social Studies/Language Arts

Brothers, Sisters & The Lyrics of Bluegrass
Language Arts

Informative Speech
Language Arts, Public Speaking

John Steinbeck’s Use of Music in The Grapes of Wrath
Language Arts

UTunes Your History as a Song
Social Studies

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