ERIC Number: ED364019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Music: Grades Five through Eight. Black Swamp Arts Scene Course of Study: Talented and Gifted.
Defiance County Office of Education, OH.
This course of study was developed for intermediate and junior high students in the Defiance (Ohio) public schools who are talented and gifted in music, providing for an indepth and sequential development of the skills and concepts involved. The program's philosophy stresses that, while the products of the arts are important, a need exists to emphasize the learning process as satisfying in and of itself. It focuses on sensitizing the whole person to the arts and to developing the imagination. Options in meeting the needs of gifted students in music include accelerated educational experiences in cluster groups within regular classrooms or in enriched music classrooms serving gifted children. A scope and sequence chart for grades 5 through 8 lists program and subject objectives for several components of a music curriculum, covering pitch, duration, timbre, texture, form, and style. A scope and sequence chart for music theory/appreciation addresses the same curriculum components in addition to loudness and technical objectives. Methods of evaluating student progress are noted. (JDD)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Students, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music Theory, Public Schools, Sequential Learning, Talent, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Defiance County Office of Education, OH.
Note: For related documents, see EC 302 590-591.