Intermediate Music 3

Course State Description:

Fifth-grade* students in music class develop and analyze the skills necessary for the critical assessment of artistic works and creative works in other contexts. They demonstrate the proficiency of comprehensive musicianship and interpretive skills in the arts, which allows them to explore manipulation of musical structures to represent a personal and creative form of artistic communication. As students become more musically sophisticated, they establish and document reciprocal relationships among music and other disciplines of study. They learn to transfer their music knowledge and innovative skills as a means of discovering the significant contributions of music and the arts, in general, to positive social development and global economic success 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.5.C.1.1 BAC  Discuss and apply listening strategies to support appreciation of musical works.
  • MU.5.C.1.2 I R  Hypothesize and discuss, using correct music vocabulary, the composer's intent for a specific musical work.
  • MU.5.C.1.3 E R  Identify, aurally, selected instruments of the band and orchestra.
  • MU.5.C.1.4 E R  Identify, aurally, the four primary voice parts, i.e., soprano, alto, tenor, bass, of a mixed choir.
  • Understanding 2: Assessing our own and others' artistic work, using critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, is central to artistic growth.
  • MU.5.C.2.1 I R  Define criteria, using correct music vocabulary, to critique one's own and others' performance.
  • MU.5.C.2.2 I R  Describe changes, using correct music vocabulary, in one's own and/or others' performance over time.
  • Understanding 3: The processes of critiquing works of art lead to development of critical-thinking skills transferable to other contexts.
  • MU.5.C.3.1 I R  Develop criteria to evaluate an exemplary musical work from a specific period 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.5.F.1.1 BAC C  Create a performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
  • Understanding 2: Careers in and related to the arts significantly and positively impact local and global economies.
  • MU.5.F.2.1 I R  Describe jobs associated with various types of concert venues and performing arts centers.
  • MU.5.F.2.2 I R  Explain why live performances are important to the career of the artist and the success of performance venues.
  • 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.5.F.3.1 BAC  Examine and discuss the characteristics and behaviors displayed by successful student musicians that can be applied outside the music classroom.
  • MU.5.F.3.2 BAC  Practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of music media, and describe why it is important to do so.
  • 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.5.H.1.1 I R  Identify the purposes for which music is used within various cultures.
  • MU.5.H.1.2 NTK R  Compare and describe the compositional characteristics used by two or more composers whose works are studied in class.
  • MU.5.H.1.3 I R  Compare stylistic and musical features in works originating from different 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.5.H.2.1 I R  Examine the contributions of musicians and composers for a specific historical period.
  • MU.5.H.2.2 NTK R  Describe how technology has changed the way audiences 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.5.H.3.1 BAC  Examine critical-thinking processes in music and describe how they can be transferred to other disciplines.
  • Understanding 1: Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).
  • TH.5.H.1.2 BAC  Participate in a performance to explore and celebrate a variety of human experiences.
  • Big Idea: Language Standards

    Understanding 2: Knowledge of Language
  • LAFS.5.L.2.3 BAC  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • 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.5.O.1.1 I R  Analyze, using correct music vocabulary, the use of musical elements in various styles of music as a foundation for understanding the creative process.
  • Understanding 2: The structural rules and conventions of an art form serve as both a foundation and departure point for creativity.
  • MU.5.O.2.1 BAC C  Create a new melody from two or more melodic motifs.
  • Understanding 3: Every art form uses its own unique language, verbal and non-verbal, to document and communicate with the world.
  • MU.5.O.3.1 BAC  Examine and explain how expressive elements, when used in a selected musical work, affect personal response.
  • MU.5.O.3.2 E P  Perform expressive elements in a vocal or instrumental piece as indicated by the score and/or conductor.
  • 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.5.S.1.1 BAC C  Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to create simple variations on familiar melodies.
  • MU.5.S.1.2 BAC C  Compose short vocal or instrumental pieces using a variety of sound sources.
  • MU.5.S.1.3 BAC C  Arrange a familiar song by manipulating specified aspects of music.
  • MU.5.S.1.4 E P  Sing or play simple melodic patterns by ear with support from the teacher.
  • Understanding 2: Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.
  • MU.5.S.2.1 BAC  Use expressive elements and knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsals and performance.
  • MU.5.S.2.2 E P  Apply performance techniques to familiar music.
  • Understanding 3: Through purposeful practice, artists learn to manage, master, and refine simple, then complex, skills and techniques.
  • MU.5.S.3.1 E P  Sing part songs in an appropriate range, using proper vocal technique and maintaining pitch.
  • MU.5.S.3.2 E P  Play melodies and accompaniments, using proper instrumental technique, on pitched and unpitched instruments.
  • MU.5.S.3.3 E O  Perform simple diatonic melodies at sight.
  • MU.5.S.3.4 E P  Play melodies and accompaniments, by ear, using classroom instruments.
  • MU.5.S.3.5 E R  Notate rhythmic phrases and simple diatonic melodies using traditional notation.
  • Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening

    Understanding 1: Comprehension and Collaboration
  • LAFS.5.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 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • LAFS.5.SL.1.2 BAC  Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • LAFS.5.SL.1.3 BAC  Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.