John Philip Sousa & His Marches Lesson Plan


Stephanie Skolmoski has created a musical lesson plan about the the composer John Philip Sousa and his famous marches. Lesson includes digital links to YouTube videos and free audio files. There are also several writing activities, musical activities, theater (theatre) activities, dance activities and/or art activities to go along.


This is the perfect lesson and activity for elementary school children and teachers. The songs are about 3+ minutes long each and the lesson could take about 30 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15+ minutes to complete. You can see an example of one of Stephanie’s lesson plans on Stephanie Skolmoski’s blog.



  • Lesson plan for John Philip Sousa & His Marches
  • A short overview of the composer John Philip Sousa
  • Links to YouTube videos and free audio files
  • Images to print for visual aids or bulletin boards
  • Activities to go along with the song (writing, musical, theater, dance and/or art)
  • Lesson takes about 30 minutes
  • Activities take 15+ minutes to complete
  • Pages: 16
  • Grades: K-6


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