Elementary

Grade 3 Music


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: 3rd Grade Course: Music Instruction Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: school year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Sing on pitch.

  2. Sing songs using Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do and use Kodaly hand signs.

  3. Sing songs in groups on different roles.

  4. Use correct listening skills with teacher direction.

  5. Identify and use classroom instruments to keep a steady beat and play simple rhythms with and without live or recorded music.

  6. Visually recognize whole, half, quarter, and eighth notation (notes and rests).

  7. Identify the musical alphabet (A-G) and note names on the musical staff using the treble clef.

  8. Identify musical forms that are presented to them.

  9. Complete a project about a composer that is assigned to them.




  1. Approximately 30 classes at 30 minutes for 1 full school year.



Resource Materials:
Assessment:


Piano

Guitar

Classroom instruments

Audio/Visual equipment

Art supplies

Library



Visually

Aurally
Written


Grade 4 Music


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: 4th Grade Course: Music Instruction Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: school year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Sing on pitch.

  2. Sing songs using Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do and use Kodaly hand signs.

  3. Sing songs in groups on different roles.

  4. Use correct listening skills with teacher direction.

  5. Identify and use classroom instruments to keep a steady beat and play given rhythms with and without live or recorded music.

  6. Read and utilize whole, half, quarter, and eighth notation (notes and rests).

  7. Read a music staff in treble clef by identifying the note names.

  8. Identify the musical forms that are presented to them.

  9. Complete a project about a composer that is assigned to them.

  10. Identify characteristics of each instrumental family and instruments included in those families.

  11. Identify music elements presented to them. (dynamics, tempo, etc.)

  12. Perform on a recorder using correct hand position, finger placement, and breath support for appropriate tone production.




  1. Approximately 30 classes at 30 minutes for 1 full school year.



Resource Materials:
Assessment:


Piano

Guitar

Classroom instruments

Audio/Visual equipment

Art supplies

Library

Recorders



Visually

Aurally
Written


Grade 5 Music


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: 5th Grade Course: Music Instruction Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: school year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Sing on pitch.

  2. Sing songs using Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do and use Kodaly hand signs.

  3. Sing songs in groups.

  4. Use correct listening skills with teacher direction.

  5. Identify and use classroom instruments to keep a steady beat and play given rhythms with and without live or recorded music.

  6. Read, compose, and perform music using proper notation of whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, and eighth notation (notes and rests).

  7. Read a music staff in treble clef by identifying the note names.

  8. Recognize the bass clef symbol and identify the note names in that clef.

  9. Identify music forms that are presented to them.

  10. Complete a project about a composer.

  11. Identify music elements presented to them. (dynamics, tempo, etc.)

  12. Read and formulate music using time signatures 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8.

  13. Students will improvise simple rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic parts.




  1. Approximately 30 classes at 30 minutes for 1 full school year.



Resource Materials:
Assessment:


Piano

Guitar

Classroom instruments

Audio/Visual equipment

Art supplies

Library



Visually

Aurally
Written


Grade 4-5 Music


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE


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Department/Grade: 4th-5th Grade Chorus Course: Chorus Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: school year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE

Students will:

  1. Sing on pitch.

  2. Sing melody and harmony parts in a group and independently.

  3. Read and perform music using correct note/rest values, phrasing, dynamics, and expression.

  4. Sing using correct diction.

  5. Use proper posture and breathing techniques for appropriate tone production.




  1. Approximately 30 classes at 45 minutes for 1 full school year.



Resource Materials:
Assessment:


Piano

Guitar

Classroom instruments

Audio/Visual equipment

Chorus music



Visually

Aurally



Grade 5 Instrumental


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE
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Department/Grade: 5th Grade Course: Instrumental Music Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire School Year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE



Student will:
  1. Exhibit knowledge of history and languages of music developed through multiple experiences.
  2. Demonstrate educated listening skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic improvisation and composition.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read and notate music in order to compose and arrange music.
  5. Evaluate music and music performances constructively.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other curricula.
  7. Perform on an instrument of choice, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.


Tone Production

Respect for equipment Ongoing

Proper assembly 1 Day

Maintenance/ Care of instrument Ongoing

Development of basic embouchure Ongoing

Introduction of breathing and long tones Ongoing

Proper hand, arm and body posture Ongoing

Pulse

Steady beat Ongoing

Tapping foot Ongoing
Quarter and Eighth note at 72 BPM Ongoing

Rhythm

Whole, Half, Dotted half, Quarter,
Eighth note values, Dotted quarter and Ongoing
Appropriate rests, ties and long rests

Technique

Simple melody memorization Ongoing

Basic instrument range Ongoing

Articulation

Simple tonguing Ongoing

Phrasing

Breath marks Ongoing

Expression

Forte, Piano Ongoing

Theory

Demonstrate knowledge of staff, clef signs, letter
names, simple meter signatures of 4/4, ¾,2/4,
common time, bar lines, repeat signs, fermata, Ongoing
sharps, flats, natural signs, first and second
endings, one measure repeat signs, simple key
signatures, anacrusis.

Musical language

Andante, Moderato, Allegro, Del Signo,
Da Capo, Fine Ongoing

Ensemble Playing

Follow conductor Ongoing
Listening skills Ongoing
Duets Ongoing
Two and Four part harmony with full band Ongoing

Musical literature

Simple transcription of classical tunes, folk songs Ongoing
Introduction of multicultural literature Ongoing

Sight-reading

Grade ½ on a scale of 6 1 year

Composition

Completing simple melodies 3 weeks
Rhythmic improvisation 2 weeks

Technology

Use of compact disks 1 year














Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • Individual instruments
  • Lesson books
  • Band arrangements
  • Compact disks
  • CD player
  • Music stands
  • Assorted accessories not limited to reeds, valve oil, sterilizing agents, etc.




  • Teacher and student aural and visual evaluations
  • Performance by individual and group








Grade 5 Band


GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

SCHOOL DISTRICT

PLANNED COURSE
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Department/Grade: 5th Grade Course: Band Revision Date:


Required/Elective: Course Length: Entire School Year Prerequisite: None


COURSE OBJECTIVES

CONTENT/TIMELINE OUTLINE



Student will:
  1. Exhibit knowledge of history and languages of music developed through multiple experiences.
  2. Demonstrate educated listening skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to lead a group of like instruments.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read music.
  5. Evaluate music and music performances constructively.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between music and other curricula.
  7. Perform on an instrument of choice, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.


Ongoing process from January through the band's first public performance in June. Group meets once a week for approximately 50 minutes.
Resource Materials:
Assessment:


  • Student's instrument
  • Band music
  • Familiar folk song book
  • Method book






  • Visually
  • Aurally