Famous People: Scott Joplin
Learn about Scott Joplin, his music, and ragtime. Some links include clips of his music. One link has radio shows about Joplin, black composers, and ragtime. Includes activities, games, and an eTheme overview of music.
Classics for Kids
Here are several short radio shows about Scott Joplin, ragtime, music in movies, and black composers of classical music. Joplin's music plays in the background of the radio shows.
ThinkQuest: Scott Joplin
Learn about ragtime and the impact Scott Joplin had on this form of music. Read about how he developed his musical talent.
Biography and History of Scott Joplin
Read this biography of Scott Joplin to find out more about his life. NOTE: The website includes links to websites with guestbooks and discussion forums.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: Scott Joplin
Read about the composer and his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
PBS: Scott Joplin and Ragtime
This website has information about ragtime, its critics, and Scott Joplin.
Song Facts: List of Songs by Scott Joplin
Click on any of the eight Joplin links to listen to the compositions. Includes such famous tunes as "The entertainer" and "Maple Leaf Rag".
FactMonster: Scott Joplin
Read this encyclopedia article about Joplin's life. There are links to other encyclopedia article on ragtime and composers. NOTE: The website includes pop-up and banner ads.
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
Learn about Joplin's house in St. Louis. Scroll down and click on the pictures to hear two examples of Joplin's music. Click on "General Information" to read more about Joplin.
ThinkQuest: Scott Joplin Coloring Page
Print out and color this picture of Scott Joplin on the piano.
Maple Leaf Rag
This two page PDF file includes information about Joplin and ragtime. The second page includes a word search with titles of Joplin's songs.
eThemes Resource: Music: Overview
These sites give an overview of music terms. Learn about rhythm, pitch, and sheet music. Includes games, interactives, worksheets, and tests. There are links to eThemes Resources on a variety of music topics.