Music - Grade One

Course State Description:

First-grade students in music class explore their world through listening, singing, moving, playing instruments, and creating to stimulate the imagination and lead to innovation and creative risk-taking. As they develop basic skills, techniques, and processes in music, they strengthen their music and extra-music vocabulary and music literacy, as well as their ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information. As students sing, play, move, and create together, they develop the foundation for important skills such as teamwork, acceptance, respect, and responsibility that will help students be successful in the 21st century.

    Big Idea: Health Literacy: RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR

    Understanding 5: Decision Making - Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • HE.1.B.5.3 BAC  Explain the consequences of not following rules/practices when making healthy and safe decisions.
  • Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.1.C.1.1 BAC  Respond to specific, teacher-selected musical characteristics in a song or instrumental piece.
  • MU.1.C.1.2 BAC  Respond to music from various sound sources to show awareness of differences in musical ideas.
  • MU.1.C.1.3 E R  Classify instruments into pitched and unpitched percussion families.
  • MU.1.C.1.4 I R  Differentiate between music performed by one singer and music performed by a group of singers.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.1.C.2.1 E R  Identify the similarities and differences between two performances of a familiar song.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.1.C.3.1 BAC  Share different thoughts or feelings people have about selected pieces of music.
  • Big Idea: Cognitive Abilities

    Understanding 2: Identify, analyze and evaluate movement concepts, mechanical principles, safety considerations and strategies/tactics regarding movement performance in a variety of physical activities.
  • PE.1.C.2.1 BAC  Locomotor Skills: Identify the critical elements of locomotor skills.
  • PE.1.C.2.2 BAC  Safety: Identify safety rules and procedures for teacher-selected physical activities.
  • 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.1.F.1.1 BAC  Create sounds or movement freely with props, instruments, and/or found sounds in response to various music styles and/or elements.
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.1.F.2.1 BAC  Describe how he or she likes to participate in music.
  • 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.1.F.3.1 NTK R  Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom.
  • 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.1.H.1.1 BAC P  Perform simple songs, dances, and musical games from a variety of cultures.
  • MU.1.H.1.2 NTK R  Explain the work of a composer.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.1.H.2.1 BAC  Identify and perform folk music used to remember and honor America and its cultural heritage.
  • 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.1.H.3.1 NTK R  Explore the use of instruments and vocal sounds to replace or enhance specified words or phrases in children's songs, choral readings of poems and stories, and/or chants.
  • 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 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • DA.1.O.3.1 BAC  Create movement phrases to express a feeling, idea, or story.
  • 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.1.O.1.1 BAC  Respond to contrasts in music as a foundation for understanding structure.
  • MU.1.O.1.2 I R  Identify patterns of a simple, four-measure song or speech piece.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.1.O.3.1 BAC  Respond to changes in tempo and/or dynamics within musical examples.
  • Big Idea: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    Understanding 1: Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • MAFS.1.OA.1.1 BAC  Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literature

    Understanding 2: Craft and Structure
  • LAFS.1.RL.2.4 BAC  Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • DA.1.S.3.4 BAC  Demonstrate acuity in transferring given rhythmic patterns from the aural to the kinesthetic.
  • Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.1.S.1.1 BAC C  Improvise a four-beat response to a musical question sung or played by someone else.
  • MU.1.S.1.2 BAC C  Create short melodic and rhythmic patterns based on teacher-established guidelines.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.1.S.2.1 E P  Sing or play songs, which may include changes in verses or repeats, from memory.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.1.S.3.1 E P  Sing simple songs in a group, using head voice and maintaining pitch.
  • MU.1.S.3.2 E P  Play three- to five-note melodies and/or accompaniments on classroom instruments.
  • MU.1.S.3.3 E P  Sing simple la-sol-mi patterns at sight.
  • MU.1.S.3.4 E R  Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple meter with written patterns.
  • MU.1.S.3.5 E R  Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or a peer.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Technicques, and Processes

    Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • TH.1.S.1.3 BAC  Explain personal preferences related to a performance.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.1.SL.1.1 BAC  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • LAFS.1.SL.1.2 BAC  Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • LAFS.1.SL.1.3 BAC  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.