A-Z List


Standards Adapted for Cognitively Disabled (Mild-Moderate)

 


Response  Analysis

Rationale: Students learn to appreciate music when they understand the elements of music and the way those elements are organized to create a music composition. Performance with understanding requires this same analysis and discussion. The ability to analyze music is the foundation for meaningful learning and participation in most other aspects of music experience.

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in general music classes will

Students in general music classes will

 

Students in general music classes will

 

identify phrases and sections of music that are the same, similar, and/or different use appropriate terminology in labeling music instruments and voices use technical vocabulary for basic Italian terms such as crescendo, ritard...
identify simple music forms upon listening to a given example    
identify the sounds of a variety of instruments including many orchestra and band instruments as well as male and female adult voices    

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in instrumental classes will

Students in instrumental  classes will

 

Students in instrumental classes who have completed one year of study

 

identify sounds of various band and orchestra instruments   use technical vocabulary for simple Italian terms such as: crescendo, ritard...

 

  by grade 8  
  Students in choral classes will

 

 

  identify and discuss commonly used musical forms (such as AB [binary] and ABA [ternary], rondo, theme and variations, and fugues)  


Response: Evaluation

Rationale: In today’s society, music is all around us. As producers and consumers of music, all people benefit from applying their understanding of the structure and elements of musical expression to evaluating music and music performances. This ability enables students to make informed decisions and develop a greater appreciation of the music they hear or perform.

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in general music classes will Students in general music classes will Students in general music classes will
devise criteria for evaluating performances and compositions develop criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of music performances and compositions and apply the criteria to their personal listening, composing, and performing apply and refine specific criteria for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of music performances and compositions and apply the criteria to their personal listening, composing, and performing
explain,  personal preferences for specific musical works and styles    
evaluate the quality of their own and others' performances and offer constructive suggestions for improvement    

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in instrumental classes will

Students in instrumental  classes will

 

Students in instrumental classes who have completed one year of study

 

evaluate the quality of their own performance and the performance of others evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and others' performances and offer constructive suggestions for improvement  
contribute constructive suggestions for improvement    
     

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
  Students in choral classes will Students in choral classes who have completed one year of study will
  know specific criteria that affects the quality and effectiveness of musical performances and compositions apply and refine specific criteria for making informed, critical evaluations of performance, compositions, arrangements, and improvisations and apply the criteria in their participation in music
  evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their own and others' performances and offer constructive suggestions for improvement  


Connections: The Arts

Rationale: There are numerous connections and commonalties that exist among the arts, other disciplines, and issues within our global society. Relating music to the other arts as well as disciplines outside the arts enhances student understanding in each discipline. Building connections gives students the chance to understand culture as a whole and the relationships between its parts.

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in general music classes will Students in general music classes will Students in general music classes will
identify similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms used in various arts   compare characteristics of two or more arts within a particular historical period or style and cite examples from various cultures
identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with those of music describe how the principles and subject matter of other school disciplines interrelate with those of music explain how the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts interrelate with those of music
    explain how the roles of creators, performers, and others involved in the production and presentation of the various arts are similar to and different from one another

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in instrumental classes will

Students in instrumental  classes will

 

Students in instrumental classes who have completed one year of study

 

recognize the relationship of music to principles in other disciplines describe how the principles and subject matter of other school disciplines interrelate with those of music explain ways in which the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts interrelate with those of music (using a chart)

 

    by grade 12
 

 

 

Students in instrumental classes who have completed more than one year of study

 

    explain how the roles of creators, performers, and others involved in the production and presentation of the arts are similar to and different from one another

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
  Students in choral classes will Students in choral classes who have completed one year of study will
  describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other school disciplines interrelate with those of music explain how the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts interrelate with those of music

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
    Students in choral classes who have completed more than one year of study will
    explain how the roles of creators, performers, and other involved in the production and presentation of the various arts are similar to and different from one another


Connections: History and Culture

Rationale: Accepting the growing diversity of culture and understanding one another can often be accomplished through music. Music reflects significant historical events and cultural relationships. By relating music to personal history and culture as well as the history and cultures of others, students will understand and connect historical events of the world, as well as music’s functions within various cultures.

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in general music classes will Students in general music classes will Students in general music classes will
demonstrate audience behavior appropriate for the context and style of music performed compare, in several cultures of the world including their own, functions music serves, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically created and performed identify various roles the musicians perform, name representative individuals who have functioned each role, and describe their activities and achievements
identify various uses of music in their daily experiences and describe characteristics that make certain music suitable for each use    
identify and describe roles of musicians in various settings and world cultures    

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 grade 12
Students in instrumental classes will

Students in instrumental  classes will

 

Students in instrumental classes who have completed one year of study will
perform music from various historical periods compare, in several cultures of the world including their own, functions music serves, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically created and performed identify various roles that musicians perform, name representative individuals who have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and achievements
perform a varied repertoire of music from other cultures    

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
  Students in choral classes will  
  compare, in several cultures of the world, the functions music serves, roles of musicians, and conditions under which music is typically created and performed  


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