Songs for Teaching is a very rich resource for educational music: teachers can find here the music that they would like to use to teach content across the curriculum – to students of all ages. This site contains thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips and teaching suggestions within the different curriculary domains.
The editors of curate all of the music they recommend and they activley select music that they consider enjoyable and educationally useful, and where possible, they will provide printable lyrics and teaching tips that go with the music.

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Folk DC - Digital Children’s Folksongs for Language Learning

The Digital Children’s Folksongs for Language and Cultural Learning (Folk DC) project is a European Union project designed to motivate young language learners to engage with language learning through using Folk songs, and activities around the songs. The project aims to introduce an understanding of the number, richness and culture of other languages when children start to learn a foreign language and begin to understand the meaning of additional languages.

Songs are in 10 European languages (Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish) and they are available both on YouTube ( and on the FolkDC wiki (, where you can also add your own song. offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects including Video Sound Scores, Movie Scoring, Game Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Prank Calls, Sound Boards, and the list goes on.


Opsound is an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons, and listeners can download, share, remix.

Music available on the Opsound website includes field recordings, ambiences, incomplete improvisations, monologues & dialogues, unfinished experiments, detached soundtracks, vocal solos, strange noises, bedroom laptop, microsound, generative, glitch dub, idm, minimal techno, blip hop, hip hop, turntablist, downtempo, uptempo, reggae, ragga, raga, roots, breakbeat, basement punk, garage band, indy, shoegazer, psychedelia, noise, song, be-bop, free jazz, modern composition, avant-anything, etc. Sound files can be complete pieces of music, or elements intended be combined into something new.

History for Music Lovers on Youtube

History for Music Lovers is a Youtube channel with a collection of music videos made for history and literature teaching and performed on the backing track of very famous songs, like this one about King Arthur (on the music of "Nature boy" by Eden Ahbez) or this one about the Ancient Minoan Civilization on the tones of "Creep" by Radiohead.
See also their Facebook page ( and follow them on Twitter (!/historyteacherz).

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53 videos (2012/02):
William the Conqueror ("Sexyback"...
Viva Roma No. V ("Mambo #5" by Lo...
The Vikings ("Personal Jesus" by ...
The Trojan War ("Tainted Love" by...
The Spanish Inquisition ("(Keep F...
The Mahabharata ("Abracadabra" by...
The French Revolution ("Bad Roman...
The Crusades ("Eyes Without a Fac...
The Canterbury Tales ("California...
Renaissance Man ("Blister in the ...
Prehistoric ("Toxic" by Britney S...
Pompeii ("Bang Bang (My Lover Sho...
Napoleon ("Gone Daddy Gone" by th...
Mummification ("Good Riddance (Ti...
Mary, Queen of Scots ("Jenny from...
Martin Luther ("Manic Monday" by ...
Makers en partners
Macedonia ("My Sharona" by the Kn...
Leonardo da Vinci ("Dear Prudence...
Joan of Arc ("Seven Nation Army" ...
I'm a Knight ("Friday Night" by L...
History for Music Lovers
Henry VIII ("Money, Money, Money"...
Elizabeth I ("She's Not There" by...
Constantine ("Come On, Eileen" by...
Cleopatra ("Fergilicious" by Fergie)
Chinese Dynasties ("Vogue" by Mad...
Charlemagne ("Call Me" by Blondie)
Black Death ("Hollaback Girl" by ...
Beowulf ("99 Luftballons" by Nena)
Anne Boleyn ("Girl" by the Beatles)
Ancient Minoan Civilization ("Cre...

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