ERIC Number: ED422232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Integrating Music into the Elementary Classroom. Fourth Edition.
Anderson, William M.; Lawrence, Joy E.
This book emphasizes the importance of enriching children's lives by making music a central part of the elementary school curriculum. The book provides guidelines for elementary teachers with limited experience as well as music specialists. The book is comprehensive, covering music fundamentals as well as materials and methods for teaching music in the elementary classroom. The focus is on how children learn and presents popular, easy-to-use techniques for teaching singing, playing instruments, moving to music, creating music, and listening to music, as well as studying music from a multicultural perspective and relating music with the arts and other subject areas. Lesson plans are provided for kindergarten through grade six, with more than 160 songs selected from various cultures and historical periods. The book especially focuses on cultural diversity and integrating music with the entire elementary curriculum. (EH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Music Techniques
Wadsworth Publishing Company, 10 Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 ($67.95; United Kingdom: 48 pounds).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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