Scott Joplin Bundle – Lesson, Activities, Worksheets & Bulletin Board Poster Set


Ragtime music is steeped in history. This musical lesson plan will teach your students about the origin of Ragtime Music and one of the most famous Ragtime composers, Scott Joplin.


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. Additionally, there is information about the composer, Scott Joplin.


Packet Includes:

  • Lesson plan about the origin of Ragtime Music and composer Scott Joplin
  • Digital links to YouTube videos & Audio Files
  • Scott Joplin: In Depth about the composer (including pictures)
  • Banjo, Guitar & Other Stringed Instruments Fact sheets
  • Vocabulary
  • Printable Worksheet about Ragtime and Scott Joplin
  • Printable Worksheet about the Banjo vs Guitar
  • Printable Sheet Music Cover Worksheet
  • Several writing, art, and dance activities
  • Book list


This is the perfect lesson and activity to use for Black History Month with elementary school children and teachers. The songs are about 3-5 minutes long and the lesson could take about 30 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15+ minutes to complete.


Included in the Scott Joplin Bulletin Board Poster Set PDF:

  • Orange themed full color set
  • Rainbow themed full color set
  • Black and white set


The Scott Joplin Bulletin Board Poster Set includes the following:

  • Name, birth & death dates poster
  • Facts poster
  • Family poster
  • Types of compositions poster
  • Famous music poster
  • Composer portrait poster