Intermediate Music 1

Course State Description:

Third-grade* students in music class explore their world by engaging in active learning processes to refine the skills, techniques, and processes of musicianship through such activities as improvisation and arranging. As they continue to develop their working music and cross-content vocabulary and become able to identify fundamental characteristics of musical structures, they demonstrate artistic growth through cognition and reflection and endeavor to use their own artistic voices to communicate ideas and inventions. They recognize the importance of cultural experiences in music throughout history and in emerging art forms. Music students examine the positive impact of the arts in society and practice creative risk-taking in preparation for contributive citizenship in the 21st century.

    Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.3.C.1.1 BAC  Describe listening skills and how they support appreciation of musical works.
  • MU.3.C.1.2 BAC  Respond to a musical work in a variety of ways and compare individual interpretations.
  • MU.3.C.1.3 E R  Identify families of orchestral and band instruments.
  • MU.3.C.1.4 I R  Discriminate between unison and two-part singing.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.3.C.2.1 BAC  Evaluate performances of familiar music using teacher-established criteria.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.3.C.3.1 BAC  Identify musical characteristics and elements within a piece of music when discussing the value of the work.
  • 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.3.C.2.2 BAC  Safety, Rules and Procedures: Understand the importance of safety rules and procedures in all 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.3.F.1.1 BAC  Enhance the meaning of a story or poem by creating a musical interpretation using voices, instruments, movement, and/or found sounds.
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.3.F.2.1 NTK R  Identify musicians in the school, community, and media.
  • MU.3.F.2.2 NTK R  Describe opportunities for personal music-making.
  • 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.3.F.3.1 BAC  Collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and acknowledge individual contributions as an integral part of the whole.
  • 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).
  • DA.3.H.1.1 BAC  Practice and perform social, cultural, or folk dances, using associated traditional music, to identify commonalities and differences.
  • MU.3.H.1.1 I R  Compare indigenous instruments of specified cultures.
  • MU.3.H.1.2 NTK R  Identify significant information about specified composers and one or more of their musical works.
  • MU.3.H.1.3 I R  Identify timbre(s) in music from a variety of cultures.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.3.H.2.1 NTK R  Discuss how music in America was influenced by people and events in its history.
  • 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.3.H.3.1 I R  Experience and discuss, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, similarities in the use of pattern, line, and form in music and other teacher-selected contexts.
  • Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • VA.3.H.1.3 BAC  Identify and be respectful of ideas important to individuals, groups, or cultures that are reflected in their artworks.
  • 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.3.M.1.10 BAC  Perform one dance accurately and 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 1: Understanding the organizational structure of an art form provides a foundation for appreciation of artistic works and respect for the creative process.
  • MU.3.O.1.1 E R  Identify, using correct music vocabulary, the elements in a musical work.
  • MU.3.O.1.2 E R  Identify and describe the musical form of a familiar song.
  • Understanding 2: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
  • MU.3.O.2.1 BAC C  Rearrange melodic or rhythmic patterns to generate new phrases.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.3.O.3.1 I R  Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Informational Text

    Understanding 1: Key Ideas and Details
  • LAFS.3.RI.1.1 BAC  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • 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.3.S.1.1 BAC C  Improvise rhythms or melodies over ostinati.
  • MU.3.S.1.2 BAC C  Create an alternate ending to a familiar song.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.3.S.2.1 E R  Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.3.S.3.1 E P  Sing rounds, canons, or ostinati in an appropriate range, using head voice and maintaining pitch.
  • MU.3.S.3.2 E P  Play melodies and layered ostinati, using proper instrumental technique, on pitched and unpitched instruments.
  • MU.3.S.3.3 E P  Sing simple la-sol-mi-re-do patterns at sight.
  • MU.3.S.3.4 E R  Match simple aural rhythm patterns in duple and triple meter with written patterns.
  • MU.3.S.3.5 I R  Notate simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using traditional notation.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.3.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 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.3.SL.1.2 BAC  Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • LAFS.3.SL.1.3 BAC  Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.