Music - Grade Two

Course State Description:

Second-grade students in music class continue exploration of their world as they strengthen their musical skills, techniques, and processes. Student's working vocabulary and musical literacy and understanding deepen with the ability to use unique musical language to communicate their own ideas. Connections with the arts and other disciplines allow students to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields of study. As students sing, play, move, and create together, they continue to build such important skills as teamwork, acceptance, respect, and responsibility that will help them 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.2.B.5.3 BAC  Compare 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.2.C.1.1 BAC  Identify appropriate listening skills for learning about musical examples selected by the teacher.
  • MU.2.C.1.2 BAC  Respond to a piece of music and discuss individual interpretations.
  • MU.2.C.1.3 E R  Classify unpitched instruments into metals, membranes, shakers, and wooden categories.
  • MU.2.C.1.4 I R  Identify child, adult male, and adult female voices by timbre.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.2.C.2.1 BAC  Identify strengths and needs in classroom performances of familiar songs.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.2.C.3.1 BAC  Discuss why musical characteristics are important when forming and discussing opinions about 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.2.C.2.2 BAC  Safety: Identify safety rules and procedures for selected physical activities.
  • Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • TH.2.C.1.1 BAC  Describe a character in a story and tell why the character is important to the story.
  • 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.2.F.1.1 BAC  Create a musical performance that brings a story or poem to life.
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.2.F.2.1 NTK R  Describe how people 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.2.F.3.1 BAC  Collaborate with others in a music presentation and discuss what was successful and what could be improved.
  • 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.2.H.1.1 BAC P  Perform songs, musical games, dances, and simple instrumental accompaniments from a variety of cultures.
  • MU.2.H.1.2 BAC  Identify the primary differences between composed and folk music.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.2.H.2.1 I R  Discuss how music is used for celebrations in American and other cultures.
  • 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.2.H.3.1 BAC P  Perform and compare patterns, aurally and visually, found in songs, finger plays, or rhymes to gain a foundation for exploring patterns in other contexts.
  • Big Idea: Movement Competency

    Understanding 1: Demonstrate competency in many and proficiency in a few movement forms from a variety of categories (locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, non-manipulative, educational gymnastics and dance, aquatics).
  • PE.2.M.1.9 BAC  Perform one folk or line dance accurately with good technique.
  • 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.2.O.3.1 BAC  Use movement to interpret feelings, stories, pictures, and songs.
  • 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.2.O.1.1 E R  Identify basic elements of music in a song or instrumental excerpt.
  • MU.2.O.1.2 I R  Identify the form of a simple piece of music.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.2.O.3.1 E R  Describe changes in tempo and dynamics within a musical work.
  • Big Idea: Responsible Behaviors and Values

    Understanding 6: Value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
  • PE.2.R.6.2 BAC  Benefits of Physical Activity: Discuss the relationship between skill competence and enjoyment.
  • PE.2.R.6.3 BAC  Benefits of Physical Activity: Identify ways to contribute as a member of a cooperative group.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Informational Text

    Understanding 1: Key Ideas and Details
  • LAFS.2.RI.1.1 BAC  Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why,, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • Big Idea: Skills, Techniques, and Processes

    Understanding 1: The arts are inherently experiential and actively engage learners in the processes of creating, interpreting, and responding to art.
  • MU.2.S.1.1 BAC C  Improvise short phrases in response to a given musical question.
  • MU.2.S.1.2 BAC C  Create simple ostinati to accompany songs or poems.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.2.S.2.1 E P  Sing or play songs, which may include changes in dynamics, lyrics, and form, from memory.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.2.S.3.1 E P  Sing songs in an appropriate range, using head voice and maintaining pitch.
  • MU.2.S.3.2 E P  Play simple melodies and/or accompaniments on classroom instruments.
  • MU.2.S.3.3 E P  Sing simple la-sol-mi-do patterns at sight.
  • MU.2.S.3.4 I R  Compare aural melodic patterns with written patterns to determine whether they are the same or different.
  • MU.2.S.3.5 E R  Show visual, gestural, and traditional representation of simple melodic patterns performed by someone else.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.2.SL.1.1 BAC  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • LAFS.2.SL.1.2 BAC  Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • LAFS.2.SL.1.3 BAC  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.