ERIC Number: ED443754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Make Music America 2000. Celebrate! Music in Our Schools Month.
Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.
This program guide/teacher guide from the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) offers suggestions for how to celebrate "Music in Our Schools Month" (MIOSM), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation and also an opportunity for teachers and students to share musical ideas and accomplishments with families, friends, and communities. The guide contains awareness items, advocacy tips, and other useful suggestions. It is divided into the following sections: (1) "The World's Largest Concert (WLC)"; (2) "PBS Listings for WLC Broadcast"; (3) "Community Outreach Ideas"; (4) "How to Publicize Your MIOSM/WLC Celebration"; (5) "Activity Ideas for Teachers"; (6) "MIOSM and the WLC, 1977-2000"; (7) "Getting Started"; (8) "WLC Registration Form"; (9) "WLC Fun Facts"; (10) "WLC Lesson Plans (1-7)"; (11) "Letter from MENC President June Hinckley"; (12) "MIOSM Fact Sheet"; and (13) "Advocacy Tips." The guide's lesson plans outline standards, educational objectives, materials needed, prior knowledge and experience needs, procedures, indicators of success, and follow-up. The celebration's theme has been retained and updated from last year, as a "wonderful way to move into the new millennium." (BT)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Concerts, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Education, Outreach Programs, Student Participation, Thematic Approach
Music Educators National Conference, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 22091-4348; tel: 703-860-4000; Web site: http://www.menc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.