Biography in Context »
Find articles that tell the stories of famous people from all countries and all time periods. Search by name or, using the Person Search, create lists of people based on certain characteristics: what they do (or did) for a living, what country they are from, what American ethnic group they belong to (for example, African American) or whether they are male or female. Recommended for students in grades seven and up.
Helpful WebsitesChicago Symphony Orchestra Institute »
Increase your knowledge of music through fun programs for children and families, resources for teachers and librarians, and training opportunities for young musicians.
Classical KUSC Creative Kids Central »
An introduction to the different forms of classical music including symphony, opera, solo voice, solo instrument, choral music and chamber music through games and activities.
Classics for Kids »
Experience the fun of classical music.
Girl Rock Nation »
Get motivated to rock in whatever you do and meet other girls who want to rock, too!
Jazz for Young People »
Learn about the history of jazz music with images, audio samples and stories, then test your knowledge with the interactive quiz at the end of each section.
Little Kids Rock: Lessons »
Learn how to play the piano, drums, guitar, or beat box with easy to follow video lessons.
Musical Mysteries »
This interactive site from the BBC offers a fun way to explore the basic musical concepts of sound, rhythm and mood to develop a sensitivity to sound and an interest in music.
PBS Kids Jazz »
Activities and lessons to accompany the Ken Burns documentary JAZZ. Meet musicians, learn about jazz greats, or join form your own jazz band on this fun site for students in grades K-5.
Musica del Pueblo: A Smithsonian Virtual Exhibition »
Through an interactive mural, meet musicians and experience the panorama of the diversity of Latino and Latin American music. Site available in English and Spanish.