Elementary Music: Level 1 is a course that focuses on the teaching the fundamental elements of music in a way that is accessible for both the student and the teacher. This course builds upon the students’ kindergarten music experience by using themes that they will have explored in kindergarten, but building the skill sets within those themes to a first grade level. The course begins with lessons that explore the very nature of sound and how it is produced. In the unit The Planets, students will make connections between the solar system and Gustav Holst’s musical composition. Students will also begin exploring classical music through the timeless compositions of Camille Saint-Saens (Carnival of the Animals),Sergei Prokofiev (Peter and the Wolf), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Flight of the Bumblebee), and Modest Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition). Included in the course is a culminating musical performance, which contains vocal and instrumental parts, speaking parts, and costuming and staging suggestions. The lessons in this course are aligned with state and national standards in music education. The goal of this course is to help young students become knowledgeable consumers and appreciators of music, and to give teachers resources to facilitate this goal.
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Table of Contents:
1. Music is All Around Us
2. The Planets
3. Celebrating Holidays
4. Songs With a Purpose
5. Carnival of the Animals
6. Folk Songs from Other Countries/Peter and the Wolf
7. Pictures at an Exhibition
8. U.S. Folk Songs – Wrap Up
These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.