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ERIC Number: ED002243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 56
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A GUIDE FOR TEACHING MUSIC IN ARIZONA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
ANDRESS, BARBARA; AND OTHERS
A CURRICULUM FOR MUSIC IN GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT IS PRESENTED. INCLUDED ARE THE TYPES OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES THAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN IN THESE GRADES, TEACHING TECHNIQUES, FILMS AND FILMSTRIPS, AND REFERENCE MATERIALS. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE MUSIC CURRICULUM ARE THE FOLLOWING--TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN MUSICAL ACTIVITIES THROUGH WHICH THEY CAN DISCOVER THEIR MUSICAL INTERESTS AND DEVELOP THEIR MUSICAL POTENTIALITIES TO PRESENT MUSIC AS A VALID SUBJECT AREA TO USE MUSIC TO ENHANCE THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING IN TERMS OF ITS ENRICHMENT AND RELAXATION POTENTIALITIES AND TO HELP EACH CHILD DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION FOR AND A LOVE OF MUSIC AND SOME SKILL IN INTERPRETING ITS WRITTEN SYMBOLS. NO SPECIFIC UNIT AREAS ARE LISTED. INSTEAD, THE GUIDE IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS--ONE FOR THE PRIMARY GRADES, ONE FOR THE INTERMEDIATE GRADES, AND ONE FOR THE UPPER GRADES. DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AND PRACTICES ARE SUGGESTED IN THE AREAS OF SINGING, LISTENING, INSTRUMENTS, AND MOVEMENT FOR EACH OF THE DIVISIONS. EMPHASIS IN EACH AREA IS TO BE GIVEN TO USING MUSIC NOTATION, RELATING MUSIC TO OTHER SUBJECT AREAS, AND MOTIVATING CREATIVE RESPONSES. TYPICAL ACTIVITIES MIGHT INCLUDE SINGING MANY SONGS BY ROTE AND BY USING MUSICAL NOTATION, LISTENING TO LIVE AND RECORDED MUSIC, MOVING THE BODY EXPRESSIVELY TO MUSIC, PLAYING CLASSROOM MELODY AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS, AND COMPOSING SIMPLE MELODIES FOR SINGING OR PLAYING ON AN INSTRUMENT. ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL INTERESTS IN MUSIC ARE ORCHESTRA, BAND, CHORUS, ENSEMBLES, AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION.
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Public Instruction, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona (Phoenix)