ERIC Number: ED205315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Small Schools Music Curriculum, K-3: Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures. The Comprehensive Arts in Education Program.
Ott, Mary Lou, Comp.
By following the Washington Small Schools Curriculum format of listing learning objectives with recommended grade placement levels and suggested activities, monitoring procedures, and resources used in teaching, this music curriculum for grades K-3 encourages teacher involvement and decision making. Goals for the program focus on the student, encouraging each to value the study of music and recognize its usefulness, to participate in the performance of music, to create musical expression and to listen to music. Moving (rhythm), singing (melody), playing, sharing, creating and listening are the major concepts around which the curriculum is built. Rhythm activities stress beat, duration, accent, meter, tempo and response. Singing exercises emphasize melody, pitch, chords, intervals and scales. Playing instruction includes introductions to the science of sound, instruments and environmental sounds. Sharing involves acquiring appropriate performance behavior and valuing the personal satisfaction resulting from musical performance. Creating focuses on structure and composition. Listening explores appreciation, mood and expression and careers. Included in a final section are song samples, patterns, devised notation, song and listening lists, a bibliography and a discography. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 121, Seattle, WA.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 825-827 and RC 012 829-851.