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Robert Elam 9 Weeks Curriculum 3rd Grade Elementary General Music 2014

In a 3rd general music classroom, it is important for every student to gain the fundamental aspects of music stated explicitly in the National Standards for Music Education. Each class period should be an opportunity for students to learn and apply musical ideas in a way that will foster their growth as musicians. Every concept should build upon the previous and allow students to use previously learned material to aid with their understanding. It is important for students to become proficient in singing and maintaining a consistent pulse. The ability to memorize simple tunes and ostinato is also beneficial to the students.

Assessment
Students Name Participation 0 1 2 Memorization 0 1 2 Pitch Accuracy 01 2 Rhythm Accuracy 0 1 2 Quiz Grade 0 1 2 3 4 5 Total /17

National Standards
Students will sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music Students will play instruments.

Enduring Understanding
Singing can help students express musical ideas.

Essential Questions
How does singing help students understand music? Why is it important for students to play an instrument? Why should students read music?

State Standards
1.1, 1.2

Students will read and notate music.

Students will understand music in relation to history and culture.

Playing instruments will allow students to perform music in ways other than singing. Composers write music to express their ideas and students need to read music to perform correctly. History and culture have a huge effect on music and teaching history and culture will allow students to relate to others more easily.

2.2

5.2

How does culture and history affect music and people?

9.1

Week 1 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Frre Jacques" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Frre Jacques."

5.0 Reading and Notating 5.2 Use symbols to read, notate, and perform 9.0 Historical and Cultural Relationships 9.1 Classify and/or perform music of various cultures and historical periods. Read notes and lyrics directly from sheet music given to them. Understand that it is a French song and discuss French culture.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. A short 5 question quiz will be given over French culture at the end of class. The students will also write what they like or dislike about the piece.

Facets: Empathy, Self-Knowledge, Interpretation

Week 2 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Frre Jacques" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Frre Jacques."

2.0 Playing in Instruments 2.2 Exhibit skill in playing simple orchestrations on pitched and/or non-pitched instruments using correct technique. 5.0 Reading and Notating 5.2 Use symbols to read, notate, and perform Play a specified ostinato on Orff instruments. (1, rest, 3,rest, 1,2,3.)

Read notes and lyrics directly from sheet music given to them.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. Facets: Interpretation, Application

Week 3 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Frre Jacques" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Frre Jacques."

2.0 Playing in Instruments 2.2 Exhibit skill in playing simple orchestrations on pitched and/or non-pitched instruments using correct technique. Play a specified ostinato on Orff instruments.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. The students can successfully sing and play the ostinato from memory. Facets: Perspective

Week 4 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Kookabura" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Kookabura."

5.0 Reading and Notating 5.2 Use symbols to read, notate, and perform 9.0 Historical and Cultural Relationships 9.1 Classify and/or perform music of various cultures and historical periods. Read notes and lyrics directly from sheet music given to them. Understand that it is an Australian song and Australian culture will be discussed.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. A short 5 question quiz will be given over Australian culture at the end of class. The students will also write what they like or dislike about the piece. Facets: Empathy, Self-Knowledge, Interpretation

Week 5 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Kookabura" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Kookabura."

2.0 Playing in Instruments 2.2 Exhibit skill in playing simple orchestrations on pitched and/or non-pitched instruments using correct technique. 5.0 Reading and Notating 5.2 Use symbols to read, notate, and perform Play a specified ostinato on Orff instruments. (1, rest, 3, rest, 1, rest, rest, rest)

Read notes and lyrics directly from sheet music given to them.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. Facets: Interpretation, Application

Week 6 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Kookabura" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Kookabura."

2.0 Playing in Instruments 2.2 Exhibit skill in playing simple orchestrations on pitched and/or non-pitched instruments using correct technique. Play a specified ostinato on Orff instruments.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. The students can successfully sing and play the ostinato from memory. Facets: Perspective

Week 7 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Oranges and Lemons" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Oranges and Lemons."

5.0 Reading and Notating 5.2 Use symbols to read, notate, and perform 9.0 Historical and Cultural Relationships 9.1 Classify and/or perform music of various cultures and historical periods. Read notes and lyrics directly from sheet music given to them. Understand that it is an English song and discuss English culture.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. A short 5 question quiz will be given over English culture at the end of class. The students will also write what they like or dislike about the piece. Facets: Empathy, Self-Knowledge, Interpretation

Week 8 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Oranges and Lemons" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Oranges and Lemons."

2.0 Playing in Instruments 2.2 Exhibit skill in playing simple orchestrations on pitched and/or non-pitched instruments using correct technique. 5.0 Reading and Notating 5.2 Use symbols to read, notate, and perform Play a specified ostinato on Orff instruments. (rest, 2, 3)

Read notes and lyrics directly from sheet music given to them.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. Facets: Interpretation, Application

Week 9 Setting Music Elementary School Grade 3 Standards 1.0 Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire or music 1.1 Sing a given melody, with others, with accurate rhythm and pitch (solfege and/or lyrics). 1.2 Demonstrate the ability to sing expressively using proper vocal technique Activity

Sing "Oranges and Lemons" on accurate pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, and phrasing.

Exhibit good posture, grade-appropriate diction, breath control, and tone in both head and chest voice through the singing of Oranges and Lemons."

2.0 Playing in Instruments 2.2 Exhibit skill in playing simple orchestrations on pitched and/or non-pitched instruments using correct technique. Play a specified ostinato on Orff instruments.

Assessment The students will be evaluated through their performance and participation. The students can successfully sing and play the ostinato from memory. Facets: Perspective