Music & Sound (Libraries Rock!) Lesson Plan

This program is based on Google’s CS First Music & Sound club curriculum and has been customized by Homer (AK) Public Library for a week-long coding camp to introduced kids ages 8-11 to basic computer science concepts while they create digital music, sound and video. Library staff worked with a music educator to deliver the program content.

CS First offers a pre-packaged curriculum that can be used as is or as a framework for a more customized program. While program leaders do need a basic understanding of CS and CT concepts to successfully use this curriculum, the content includes all of the necessary pieces for library staff with limited experience to teach basic computer science in an informal learning setting. Along with the instructional videos, behind the scenes club management tools, suggested lesson plans with sample projects, and an almost seamless connection to the well-known Scratch programming platform, CS First also provides a physical kit with fun tangible materials for participants to help them extend learning beyond the program.

Audience: 
Upper elementary (3-5)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Teen
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Block-based programming
Digital media
Math
Performing arts
Science
Program Type & Frequency: 
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Connecting youth interests & youth voice
Broadening participation
Resource Type: 
Lesson plans & activities
Group size: 
Small (< 10)
Point of Contact: 
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