General Music (1st Grade)

National Standards of Music Education (MENC): http://musiced.nafme.org/resources/national-standards-for-music-education/
Indiana Standards of Music Education (1st Grade): http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/fine-arts-dance-music-theatre-visual-arts/2010_in_music_standards.pdf


Recurring Lessons: Below lessons are used throughout the year in short (2-3 minutes each) sessions, depending on the activity.
  1. Explore Religious and Seasonal Music as is appropriate to the school year: Standards: (MENC 1,4,9; IN 1.1; 1.4; 1.9)
  2. http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html - Poetry & music about seasons, special days, and various other topics. Standards: (MENC 1,4,9; IN 1.1; 1.4; 1.9)
  3. Rhythm Games: I will clap rhythms and students will echo the pattern given. Standards: (MENC 5; IN 1.5)
  4. Simple Solfege Drills: Focus on stepping up and down. Standards: (MENC 5; IN 1.5)
  5. Drawing what they hear: Periodically, students will be asked to use crayons to color the feelings that they have as they listen to music. Standards (MENC 8; IN 1.8)
  6. "Porridge game". Students will be given a sample measure and be asked to identify if the measure is too large, too small, or just right. Standards (MENC 5; IN 1.5)

Lesson 1 - Nursery Rhymes:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 1.1 & 1.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will memorize select pieces as a class.

Lesson 2 - Campfire Songs:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 1.1 & 1.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will memorize select pieces as a class.

Lesson 3 - American Folk Songs:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 1.1 & 1.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will memorize select pieces as a class.

Lesson 4 - Music Basics: http://www.sfskids.org/classic/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=23
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 1.5)
Objectives: Students will be familiar with musical staffs, clefs, measures, simplified time signatures, pitch, duration, and notes

Lesson 5 - Music Basics (Part 2):
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 2.5)
Objectives: Students will be familiar with the layout of an orchestra
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Lesson 6 - Musical Solfege: Solfege Practice
Standards: (MENC 1/3/5; IN 1.1/1.3/1.5)
Objectives: Students will practice using solfege with the above guide. Students will practice with steps and move to leaps.

Lesson 7 - Musical Canon: Frere Jacques
Standards: (MENC 1/6; IN 1.1/1.6)
Objective: Students will learn to sing in a variety of songs in a round
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Lesson 8 - Theme and Variation: http://www.erikscull.com/portfolio/assets/flash/variationswcopland.html - Theme and Variations tutorial (Simple Gifts - Aaron Copland)
Standards: (MENC 1,3,4,6; IN 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.6)
Objectives: Students will demonstrate the ability to sing a melody. Students will then improvise unique variations to the melody.




Lesson 9 - The Woodwind Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 1.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Woodwind instruments by sight and sound.


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Flutes:


Clarinets:


Saxophones:


Lesson 10 - The Brass Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 1.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Brass instruments by sight and sound.

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Lesson 11 - The String Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 1.6)
Objectives: Students will identify String instruments by sight and sound.

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Lesson 12 - The Percussion Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 1.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Percussion instruments by sight and sound.

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Lesson 13 - Patriotic Music: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/
Standards: (MENC 1,2,7,9; IN 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.9)
Objectives: Students will become familiar with Patriotic Music. Students will also move around the classroom with percussion instruments.

Lesson 14 - Renaissance Music: http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 1.6, 1.7, 1.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Renaissance Instruments
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx


Lesson 15 - Baroque Music: http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/index.php/later/handels-messiah/ - Handel's Messiah
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 1.6, 1.7, 1.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Baroque Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx


Lesson 16 - Classical Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 1.6, 1.7, 1.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Classical Music



Handel's Messiah
  • Handel: Does the music fit the Bible verse? What type of music would you have written for a given verse? Would you be able to perform these complexities some day? Would performing this help in your faith? Does this music portray our Messiah with the royalty of Baroque Music?
  • Mozart: Do you hear a repeated theme? Do you hear a simple melody? Do the repeated notes help/hurt the melody? Do you follow dynamics the way the recording does? What makes this recording effective? What is lacking in this recording


Lesson 17 - Romantic Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 1.6, 1.7, 1.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Romantic Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx




Lesson 18 - 20th Century Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various 20th Century Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx





Lesson 19 - Evaluating Wind Ensemble Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 1.6, 1.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.

A Childhood Hymn: David Holsinger (Band)
Sample 1: Gwynn Park Middle School - Brandywine, Maryland

Sample 2: Magnolia High School; Unknown location

Sample 3: Concordia University Portland

Sample 4: Saline New Horizons Band; Unknown location



Lesson 20 - Evaluating Choral Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 1.6, 1.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.

Elijah Rock: Moses Hogan (Choir)

Sample 1: Enloe High School; Raleigh, North Carolina

Sample 2: Centenary College

Sample 3: Moses Hogan Singers


Lesson 21 - Evaluating Piano Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 1.6, 1.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.

Fur Elise - Ludwig V. Beethoven

Sample 1:


Sample 2:


Sample 3: