ERIC Number: ED222010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Discovering Me: Music Activities for Special Learners.
Thompson, Keith P.; And Others
The book contains information on musical activities which were field tested in Project PASE (Program in the Arts for Special Education, Pennsylvania) classrooms with a wide range of exceptionalities from preschool age to adolescence. Activities are seen to help children become more aware of their bodies, feelings, and themselves; feel important and accepted; find success, self satisfaction, and pride in musical accomplishment; and learn life skills through music. Following an introduction in cartoon format are activities which are divided into six major sections: chant activities; song activities; playing activities (rhythm instruments, bells, guitar); movement activities; listening activities; and creating music activities. Activity descriptions cover student objectives, procedures for the teacher to follow, extensions of the activity, modification, source for materials, and diagrams. Appended is a chart referencing the activities to 26 general and 15 musical objectives, such as following a leader, becoming aware of the environment, using symbols, developing verbal communication, becoming aware of rhythms, learning that melody is composed of many pitches, and feeling the different moods in music. Also given are a sample music individual education program outline, an individual music evaluation form, and a list of resources. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Intermediate Unit 10, Philipsburg, PA.