Elementary Music: Level 3 is a course that focuses on the teaching the elements of music in a way that is accessible for both the student and the teacher. Two main components of this course are teaching the students musical concepts through performing on the recorder, and introducing the students to the music and the instruments of the orchestra. A “Composer of the Month” is an integral part of each unit, and through these lessons students will explore the music of Felix Mendelssohn, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel, Ludwig von Beethoven, Scott Joplin, Edvard Grieg, and George Gershwin. In addition to singing and playing folk songs from the United States and other countries around the world, students will learn about jazz and improvise their own musical patterns. Students will also compose their own piece of music, and will also begin to sing in parts using partner songs and rounds. The lessons in this course are aligned with state and national standards. The goal of this course is to provide opportunities for the student to experience success in performing on a musical instrument, to broaden their knowledge base of classical music literature, and to help them create music of their own.
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Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to Recorder
2. Introduction to the Orchestra
3. Holiday Celebrations; Brass; Strings
4. The Orchestra: Woodwinds and Percussion
5. Introduction to Jazz and Improvisation
6. Music in Our Schools Month/Improvisation
7. Become a Composer/Partner Songs and Rounds
8. Performance – 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.