National Standards of Music Education (MENC): http://musiced.nafme.org/resources/national-standards-for-music-education/
Indiana Standards of Music Education (3rd 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 with movement as is appropriate to the school year: Standards: (MENC 1,4,9; IN 3.1; 3.4; 3.9)
  2. http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html - Poetry & music about seasons, special days, and various other topics. Students are to improvise on tunes as well. Standards: (MENC 1,4,9; IN 3.1; 3.4; 3.9)
  3. Rhythm Games: I will clap rhythms and students will echo the pattern given. Standards: (MENC 5; IN 3.5)
  4. Simple Solfege Drills: Focus on stepping up and down. Drills will expand into moderate leaps as well. Standards: (MENC 5; IN 3.5)
  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 3.8)
  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 3.5)
  7. Students will begin exploring pitch and rhythmic patterns, correct technique, and a unified sound on Orff instruments. Standards (MENC 2,3; IN 3.2 & 3.3)

Lesson 1 - Nursery Rhymes:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 3.1 & 3.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will demonstrate memorization, show improved tone quality and diction, movement, and singing a cappella, and following a director's cue.
Assignment: Students will be given a participation grade based on their singing in class.

Lesson 2 - Campfire Songs:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 3.1 & 3.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will demonstrate memorization, show improved tone quality and diction, movement, and singing a cappella, and following a director's cue.
Assignment: Students will be given a participation grade based on their singing in class.

Lesson 3 - American Folk Songs:
Standards: (MENC 1/2; IN 3.1 & 3.2)
Objectives: Students will sing songs from the above list in class as well as play various percussion instruments. Students will demonstrate memorization, show improved tone quality and diction, movement, and singing a cappella, and following a director's cue.
Assignment: Students will be given a participation grade based on their singing in class.

Lesson 4A - Music of other cultures
Standards: (MENC 9; IN 3.9)
Objectives: Students will become familiar with music of foreign cultures.

Chinese Music

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The Erhu is a Chinese instrument that is over 1,000 years old.
It is a member of the string family. The Erhu is the prominent
instrument that is heard in this selection.
African Music


African Dance


Lesson 4B - Jazz in America

(7:50 - 37:10)







Henry Ford and his employment of African-Americans

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Lesson 5 - Folk Dances
Standards: (MENC 9; IN 3.9)
Objectives: Students will become familiar with different forms of folk dances.














Lesson 6 - Music Basics:
http://www.sfskids.org/classic/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=23
http://www.sfskids.org/classic/templates/musicLabF.asp?pageid=17
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 3.5)
Objectives: Students will be familiar with musical staffs, clefs, measures, simplified time signatures, pitch, duration, and notes. New expectations include dotted notes/rests, music notation, and solfege practice.


Lesson 7 - Music Basics (Part 2):
Standards: (MENC 5; IN 2.5)
Objectives: Students will be familiar with the layout of an orchestra
Assignment: Students will complete this mission in class. A grade will be given for participation.
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Lesson 8 - Musical Solfege: Solfege Practice
Standards: (MENC 1/3/5; IN 3.1/3.3/3.5)
Objectives: Students will practice using solfege with the above guide. Students will practice with steps and move to leaps.
Assignment: Students will practice solfege in class and receive an in-class grade.

Lesson 9 - Musical Canon:
Standards: (MENC 1/6; IN 3.1/3.6)
Objective: Students will learn to sing in a variety of songs in a three part round. We will also use rhythmic instruments to create a unique ostinato.
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Assignment: Students will sing a round in a group. Students will receive a grade based on their participation in the group


Lesson 10 - Theme and Variation:http://www.erikscull.com/musicformtutorials.php#home
- Theme and Variations tutorial (Simple Gifts - Aaron Copland)
Standards: (MENC 1,3,4,6; IN 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6)
Objectives: Students will demonstrate the ability to sing a melody. Students will then improvise unique variations to the melody and identify which one (melodic, rhythmic, tonal, harmonic, ornamentation, style, or instrumental).






Lesson 11 - Rondo Form: http://www.erikscull.com/musicformtutorials.php#home
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 3.6)
Students will comprehend the structure of how a Rondo is formed. Students will also be able to identify AB and ABA form.





Lesson 12 - The Woodwind Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 3.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Woodwind instruments by sight and sound.

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Flutes:


Clarinets:


Saxophones:


Lesson 13 - The Brass Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 3.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Brass instruments by sight and sound.


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Lesson 14 - The String Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 3.6)
Objectives: Students will identify String instruments by sight and sound.


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1. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion (0:00)
2. Hens and Roosters (1:58)
3. Wild Donkeys/Quick Animals (2:42)
4. Tortoises (3:22)
5. The Elephant (5:24)
6. Kangaroos (6:55)
7. Aquarium Animals (7:51)
8. Characters with long ears (9:58)
9. The Cuckoo in the woods (10:35)
10. Aviary (large building for birds) (12:40)
11. Pianists (13:52)
12. Fossils (15:15)
13. The Swan (16:41)
14. Finale (19:40)
http://www.welbourneprimary.com/Links/Music/Saintsaens/Carnivalofanimals.htm

Lesson 15 - The Percussion Family:
Standards: (MENC 6; IN 3.6)
Objectives: Students will identify Percussion instruments by sight and sound.

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Lesson 16 - Patriotic Music: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/patriotic/
Standards: (MENC 1,2,7,9; IN 3.1, 3.2, 3.7, 3.9)
Objectives: Students will become familiar with Patriotic Music. Students will also move around the classroom with percussion instruments.
Assignment: Students will be assessed with their in class participation of singing given patriotic music.

Lesson 17 - Renaissance Music: http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/instrumt.html
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 3.6, 3.7, 3.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Renaissance Instruments
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx



Lesson 18 - Baroque Music:
http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/index.php/later/handels-messiah/ - Handel's Messiah
http://opera.stanford.edu/iu/libretti/messiah.htm
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 3.6, 3.7, 3.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Baroque Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx



Lesson 19 - Classical Music: http://www.classicalkusc.org/kids/opera/index.asp
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 3.6, 3.7, 3.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Classical Music. Students will also learn the basics of how an opera is put together through the story of Hansel and Gretel.

http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart.aspx - W.A. Mozart
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/ludwig-van-beethoven.aspx - L.V. Beethoven
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/joseph-haydn.aspx - J. Haydn
http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/swf/beethoven/beethoven-full

Lesson 20 - Romantic Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 3.6, 3.7, 3.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various Romantic Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx



The Mother Goose Suite

1. Sleeping Beauty
Story


Music: Maurice Ravel's "Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty" (pavane = solemn dance)

Questions:

1. What part of Sleeping Beauty does the music describe?
2. Which colors are highlighted by the artist?
3. What feeling do you get when you see Sleeping Beauty? Describe why.


2. Tom Thumb
Story


Music: Maurice Ravel's "Tom Thumb"

Questions:

1. What emotion is found in this video?
2. Would you go on your own to make a lot of money?
3. If you were the father, would you have let Tom go?

3. Little Ugly One, Empress of the Pagodas
Story

Music: Maurice Ravel's "Lttle Ugly One, Empress of the Pagodas.

Questions:

1. How has the emotion changed in the music?
2. How is this story like Sleeping Beauty?
3. How is this story like Beauty & the Beast?
4. How does this story speak to the fact that we are all God's children, uniquely and beautifully created by Him?

4. Beauty & the Beast
Story



Music: Maurice Ravel's Conversations Between Beauty & the Beast


Questions:
1. Describe the music change when Beast enters.
2. Why is Beauty crying?
3. Describe the emotions shown as they interact. Is Belle happy?
4. Describe the power of the music stopping.

5. The Fairy Garden

Music: Maurice Ravel's "The Fairy Garden

Questions:
1. How does the mood of this piece change?
2. Does this have a happy ending? Why or why not?
3. What story would you like to put to music? What type of music would you choose for your story?


Lesson 21 - 20th Century Music:
Standards: (MENC 6,7,9; IN 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9)
Objectives: Students will identify and study various 20th Century Music
http://www.dsokids.com/listen/by-composer/.aspx






Lesson 22 - Evaluating Wind Ensemble Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 3.6, 3.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.
Assignment: Students will be given in class participation grades.

You're a Grand Old Flag: George Cohan (Band)
Sample 1: St. Luke Lutheran School (Middle School); Clinton Township, MI


Sample 2: Hartland High School Marching Band; Hartland, MI

Sample 3: Washtenaw Community Band; Ypsilanti, MI


Sample 4: 1st Marine Division Band; Camp Pendleton, CA



Lesson 23 - Evaluating Choral Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 3.6, 3.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.
Assignment: Students will be given in class participation grades.

Bist Du Bei Mir: J.S. Bach (Choral)

Sample 1: Ft. Wayne Children's Choir; Ft. Wayne, IN

Sample 2: Zeeland High School; Zeeland, MI

Sample 3: Catholic University; Milan, Italy


Lesson 24 - Evaluating Piano Music:
http://musiced.nafme.org/files/2013/02/NMACbandorchestraform.pdf - A rubric for listening to music
Standards: (MENC 6,7; IN 3.6, 3.7)
Objectives: Students will listen to various recordings of the same piece. They will then compare and contrast what they heard.
Assignment: Students will be given in class participation grades.

The Entertainer: Scott Joplin

Sample 1: Andrea Sola

Sample 2: Luke Vellotti; Math Prodigy and Chess Expert

Sample 3: Scott Joplin himself (1902)


Lesson 25 - MIDI Music:
Standards: (MENC 4; IN 3.4)
Students will be introduced to writing music with technological resources (Finale Music).
Assignment: There will be no assignment with this lesson.