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Music Curriculum & Methods
MUS CURR & MET
CLASS CODE: ELED 360 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will establish a classroom environment for musical development. Emphasis will be on appropriate songs, activities, resources, and teaching strategies so music can be used to teach curriculum content.
DESCRIPTION: This course will establish a classroom environment for musical development. Emphasis will be on appropriate songs, activities, resources, and teaching strategies so music can be used to teach curriculum content.
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OBJECTIVES: This course is specifically designed for future elementary school teachers. It provides ideas and methods for establishing a classroom where music literacy, participation, and appreciation are an integral part of the daily curriculum. Upon completion of this course students will demonstrate a working understanding of the fundamentals of music literacy and the skills necessary to integrate music into other curriculum areas. The student will be able to: 1. Establish a classroom environment for musical development; 2. Identify and use appropriate songs, activities, resources, and teaching strategies; 3. Demonstrate ability to lead music and teach songs to children; and 4. Know strategies for incorporating music into programs to share with parents, other classes, and the community.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attendance - Attend class regularly. If you are seriously ill, you must notify your class instructor before class. One absence is allowed before the class grade is adversely affected.
2. Participation - Actively participate in the singing, instrument, and movement experiences.
3. File of Lesson Plans and Music Ideas - Collect lesson plans and handouts from class and organize them into a working idea file. Include a resource list of CD's, tapes, videos, books, and songs you might want to use at a later time. File is due Dec. 12th.
4. Participate in a small group presentation of an assigned chapter from the text, "Integrating Music into the Elementary Classroom".
5. Record yourself singing "America," (My Country, 'Tis of Thee...) on a standard cassette tape at the beginning of the semester. Record the selection again in November to show growth in your confidence and technique. Say your name and the date of the recording. Turn the tape into the instructor Dec. 3. Please also put your name on the outside of the tape.
6. Learn and apply the correct conducting patterns and how to teach a song to children. Teach two songs to the group. One of the songs must be sung solo as you teach the tune. Sign up for the week you wish to teach. No more than two students may teach a song per class meeting, so sign up early enough.
7. Teach a lesson from language arts, math, science, or social studies using music to aid students in learning concepts from the chosen discipline. You may partner up for this. Lessons will be taught Nov. 19th. Prepare enough copies of the lesson plan for each member of the class.
8. Learn to play the recorder and deomonstrate proficiency on two songs. Demonstrations will be during class on Dec. 14th and 17th.
9. Write words to a familiar song or compose an original song. Present to group on day of your choice.
10. In a small group (about 4 students), prepare and present a mini-program, 10 to 15 minutes long. "Program" Dec. 7th and 10th - Draw for time slot.
11. Write a short biography of a famous composer with a certain age level of children as your audience. Choose from a list of composers or add one of your choice with instructor's okay. Prepare enough copies of the bio and lesson plan for each member of the class. Present the biography and a music appreciation lesson of one of the composer's works. Dec. 14th and 17th - Draw for time slot.
12. Attend four live concerts during the semester. Choose from the following categories: choral, instrumental, solo or chamber (STAR recitals, string quartet, woodwind, quintet), jazz or opera. You are to write a brief description of the concert.
Grading:
Attendance and participation 50 points
File of lesson plans and ideas 100 points
Chapter presentation 100 points
Your voice recording 50 points
Teach two songs and conduct them 50 points
Integrated lesson 100 points
Recorder practice and performance 100 points
Original song 50 points
Mini program 50 points
Biography/listening lesson 50 points
Attend 4 concerts 100 points
Midterm 50 points
Final 100 points
Quizzes given periodically
covering music theory 50 points
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001