|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||3rd, 4th, and 5th|
|Unit of Instruction||African American History and Music|
Read from notation and sing songs containing rhythms of various combinations.
Compare and contrast songs.
Sing songs with appropriate vocal technique and tone quality.
Sing songs from different cultures, discover the music’s purpose in the culture.
Perform songs in various instrumental combinations.
Describe and compare timbres created by various vocal and instrumental sounds.
Read and sing/play melodies using standard notation.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voice (head voice)
Students will learn about Martin Luther King, Harriett Tubman, and the Underground Railroad.
Students will learn and perform songs from slavery times – Wade in the Water, Follow the Drinking Gourd – and learn why these songs are important.
Students will hear stories from African culture and learn songs that go with them.
Students will learn a xylophone accompaniment to Abiyoyo.
Students will play the recorder with proper technique.
Students will read Treble clef and various rhythms.
Introduce new songs – new rhythms, sight-reading, playing along with accompaniment
Vocal Warm-Up : Solfege
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Wade in the Water
Great job in the Winter Performances everyone!!