M/J Exploring Music 3

Course State Description:

Students engage in a study of global music traditions through history examining genres, significant composers, and compositions over time. As they review the expressive elements of music and compositional tools, students create music, develop structural mapping skills, self-assess, and connect music to its origins. Public performances may serve as a resource for specific instructional goals. Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

    Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.68.C.1.2 I R  Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one's own hypothesis of the composer's intent.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.68.C.2.2 BAC  Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one's own or others' musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
  • MU.68.C.2.3 BAC  Critique personal composition and/or improvisation, using simple criteria, to generate improvements with guidance from teachers and/or peers.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.68.C.3.1 BAC  Apply specific criteria to evaluate why a musical work is an exemplar in a specific style or genre.
  • Big Idea: English Language Development for English Language Learners

    Understanding SI: Language of Social and Instructional Purposes
  • ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1 BAC  English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.
  • Big Idea: Innovation, Technology, and the Future

    Understanding 1: Creating, interpreting, and responding in the arts stimulate the imagination and encourage innovation and creative risk-taking.
  • MU.68.F.1.1 BAC  Create a composition and/or performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
  • MU.68.F.1.2 BAC  "Create an original composition that reflects various performances that use ""traditional"" and contemporary technologies."
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.68.F.2.1 BAC  Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
  • Understanding 3: The 21st-century skills necessary for success as citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy are embedded in the study of the arts.
  • MU.68.F.3.2 BAC  Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.
  • MU.68.F.3.3 BAC  Identify the tasks involved in the compositional process and discuss how the process might be applied in the work place.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.68.H.1.1 BAC  Describe the functions of music from various cultures and time periods.
  • MU.68.H.1.2 BAC  Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
  • MU.68.H.1.4 BAC  Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
  • MU.68.H.1.5 BAC  Using representative musical works by selected composers, classify compositional characteristics common to a specific time period and/or genre.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.68.H.2.1 BAC  Describe the influence of historical events and periods on music composition and performance.
  • MU.68.H.2.3 BAC  Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
  • Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.
  • MU.68.H.3.1 BAC  Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Big Idea: Mathematical Practice

    Understanding 5: Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.5.1 BAC  Use appropriate tools strategically. Proficient students are sufficiently familiar with tools appropriate for their grade or course to make sound decisions about when each of these tools might be helpful, recognizing both the insight to be gained and their limitations. They detect possible errors. They are able to use technological tools to explore and deepen their understanding of concepts.
  • Understanding 6: Attend to precision.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.6.1 BAC  Attend to precision. Proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose.
  • Understanding 7: Look for and make use of structure.
  • MAFS.K12.MP.7.1 BAC  Look for and make use of structure. Proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. They recognize the significance of an existing line in a geometric figure and can use the strategy of drawing an auxiliary line for solving problems. They also can step back for an overview and shift perspective. They can see complicated things, such as some algebraic expressions, as single objects or as being composed of several objects.
  • Big Idea: Organizational Structure

    Understanding 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.68.O.1.1 BAC  Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.
  • Understanding 2: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
  • MU.68.O.2.1 BAC  Create a composition, manipulating musical elements and exploring the effects of those manipulations.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.68.O.3.1 BAC  Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12

    Understanding 2: Craft and Structure
  • LAFS.68.RST.2.4 BAC  Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • DA.68.S.2.1 BAC  Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during classes and performances.
  • Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.68.S.1.2 BAC  Compose a short musical piece.
  • MU.68.S.1.3 BAC  Arrange a short musical piece by manipulating melody, form, rhythm, and/or voicing.
  • MU.68.S.1.4 BAC  Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.68.S.2.1 BAC  Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.68.S.3.1 BAC  Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
  • MU.68.S.3.2 E P  Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
  • MU.68.S.3.4 BAC  Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.8.SL.1.1 BAC  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.8.SL.1.2 BAC  Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
  • LAFS.8.SL.1.3 BAC  Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • Understanding 2: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • LAFS.8.SL.2.4 BAC  Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • Big Idea: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

    Understanding 3: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • LAFS.68.WHST.3.7 BAC  Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.