ERIC Number: ED327474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
The Design and Implementation of a Program for Increasing Recognition and Appreciation of American Songs in Conjunction with the Teaching of American History to Gifted Fifth Graders in a Self-Contained Classroom.
McCollister, Beverly Chase
This practicum introduces a program that increases the exposure time to music in the elementary classroom by integrating U.S. music with the teaching of U.S. history. A pretest and posttest were employed to identify increases or decreases in students' abilities to identify U.S. music and its relationship to specific lifestyles or periods of U.S. history. In addition, pre- and post-attitudinal appreciation surveys were given. Students participated in music activities in correlation with U.S. history. The results indicated that significant gains were made in the identification of U.S. songs. There also was some increase in the appreciation of U.S. songs. It was concluded that incorporating music in the teaching of U.S. history increases the students' ability to identify songs from specific periods or lifestyles of history while increasing exposure to music in the elementary classroom. Appendices include pretests and posttests, background information on the songs, sample activities, and charts of test scores that were used to evaluate progress and final success. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.