Intermediate Music 2

Course State Description:

Fourth-grade* students in music class explore artistic intent by investigating the inventive development of ideas, applying musicianship skills and techniques while engaging in the creation and interpretation of the arts. They analyze the characteristics of musical structures from simple to complex to build understanding and respect for the creative process. As they examine the significant cultural contributions in the arts throughout history, particularly in Florida, they become increasingly able to identify the connections among music and other fields of study. Music students also develop knowledge of careers in, and related to, the arts as they explore the impact of music on the local and global economies of the 21st century and strengthen personal skills for success throughout school and beyond.

    Big Idea: Critical Thinking and Reflection

    Understanding 1: Cognition and reflection are required to appreciate, interpret, and create with artistic intent.
  • MU.4.C.1.1 BAC  Develop effective listening strategies and describe how they can support appreciation of musical works.
  • MU.4.C.1.2 E R  Describe, using correct music vocabulary, what is heard in a specific musical work.
  • MU.4.C.1.3 E R  Classify orchestral and band instruments as strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, or keyboard.
  • MU.4.C.1.4 E R  Identify and describe the four primary voice parts, i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, bass.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.4.C.2.1 I R  Identify and describe basic music performance techniques to provide a foundation for critiquing one's self and others.
  • MU.4.C.2.2 BAC  Critique specific techniques in one's own and others' performances 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.4.C.3.1 BAC  Describe characteristics that make various musical works appealing.
  • 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.4.C.2.2 BAC  Safety, Rules and Procedures: Understand the importance of safety rules and procedures in all physical activities, especially those that are high risk.
  • 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.4.F.1.1 BAC C  Create new interpretations of melodic or rhythmic pieces by varying or adding dynamics, timbre, tempo, lyrics, and/or movement.
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.4.F.2.1 NTK R  Describe roles and careers of selected musicians.
  • 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.4.F.3.1 BAC  Identify the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians, and discuss how these qualities will contribute to success beyond the music classroom.
  • MU.4.F.3.2 NTK R  Discuss the safe, legal way to download songs and other media.
  • Big Idea: Historical and Global Connections

    Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.
  • DA.4.H.3.3 BAC  Describe how dance and music can each be used to interpret and support the other.
  • Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • MU.4.H.1.1 I R  Examine and describe a cultural tradition, other than one's own, learned through its musical style and/or use of authentic instruments.
  • MU.4.H.1.2 NTK R  Describe the influence of selected composers on the musical works and practices or traditions of their time.
  • MU.4.H.1.3 I R  Identify pieces of music that originated from cultures other than one's own.
  • Understanding 2: The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.
  • MU.4.H.2.1 BAC  Perform, listen to, and discuss music related to Florida's history.
  • MU.4.H.2.2 I R  Identify ways in which individuals of varying ages and cultures experience music.
  • 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.4.H.3.1 I R  Identify connections among music and other contexts, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, and explore how learning in one academic area can help with knowledge or skill acquisition in a different academic area.
  • 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.4.M.1.10 BAC  Perform two or more dances 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.4.O.1.1 I R  Compare musical elements in different types of music, using correct music vocabulary, as a foundation for understanding the structural conventions of specific styles.
  • Understanding 2: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
  • MU.4.O.2.1 BAC C  Create variations for selected melodies.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.4.O.3.1 I R  Identify how expressive elements and lyrics affect the mood or emotion of a song.
  • MU.4.O.3.2 E P  Apply expressive elements to a vocal or instrumental piece and, using correct music vocabulary, explain one's choices.
  • Big Idea: Physical Science

    Understanding 10: Forms of Energy
  • SC.4.P.10.3 BAC  Investigate and explain that sound is produced by vibrating objects and that pitch depends on how fast or slow the object vibrates.
  • Big Idea: Reading Standards for Literature

    Understanding 1: Key Ideas and Details
  • LAFS.4.RL.1.3 BAC  Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
  • 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.4.S.1.1 BAC C  Improvise phrases, using familiar songs.
  • MU.4.S.1.2 BAC C  Create melodic patterns using a variety of sound sources.
  • MU.4.S.1.3 BAC C  Arrange a familiar song for voices or instruments by manipulating form.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.4.S.2.1 E P  Apply knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsal and performance.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.4.S.3.1 E P  Sing rounds, canons, and/or partner songs in an appropriate range, using proper vocal technique and maintaining pitch.
  • MU.4.S.3.2 E P  Play rounds, canons, or layered ostinati on classroom instruments.
  • MU.4.S.3.3 BAC  Perform extended pentatonic melodies at sight.
  • MU.4.S.3.4 E P  Play simple ostinati, by ear, using classroom instruments.
  • MU.4.S.3.5 I R  Notate simple rhythmic phrases and extended pentatonic melodies using traditional notation.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.4.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 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.4.SL.1.2 BAC  Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • LAFS.4.SL.1.3 BAC  Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.