Q3W29-32: February 18- March 12, 2020 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
Week #29-32
Unit of InstructionCelebrating Black History Month/ Instrument Families
Standard(s) Taught

Read and play various rhythm notation (MU.3.S.3.5)
Listen and respond to steady beat (MU.3.H.3.1)
Discuss how music was influenced by events and people in American history (MU.3.H.2.1)
Perform songs with various forms (MU.3.C.1.4)
Read songs based on the pentatonic scale (MU.3.O.1.1)
Play accompaniments that include various rhythm patterns (MU.4.S.3.2)
Sing songs with appropriate vocal quality, intonation, and diction (MU.4.C.1.2) (MU.3.C.1.2) (MU.5.C.1.2)
Read music from staff notation (MU.4.O.1.1)
Perform songs in various instrumental combinations (MU.5.S.1.3)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will read notes of the Treble Clef.
Students will play xylophones and recorders with proper playing technique.
Students will read various rhythms.
Students will show through movement various rhythms and tempos.

Students will sing and learn about African American Spirituals.
Students will discuss African American History and important figures from those time periods.

Students will learn about and discuss the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman. 

Students will learn about African Drumming. 

Students will practice and perform African Drumming pieces. 

Students will play music in parts.
Students will perform body percussion to learn a song on the xylophones.
Students will discuss and assess their work in class.

Classroom Activities

Teacher will go over the “I can” statement (objective) for the class.
• “I can read and demonstrate various rhythms including quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, etc.”
1. Teacher will review notes previously learned in class (B,A,G,F,E,D)
2. Teacher will go step by step with how to finger the notes and play recorder
“Old MacDonald,” “Twinkle Twinkle,” “When the Saints Go Marching In”, and “Amazing Grace”
1. Teacher will review how to play the song(s)
2. Teacher will review reading Treble clef notes 
• Say the notes and finger the notes before we play on the recorder – scaffolds that will help students build up to playing the full song correctly
* Practice new notes, F#, C, and F

• Teacher will assess student achievement visually and by listening.

**** Transition ****
Black History Month
“Follow the Drinking Gourd”
Watch video that explains the story and the Underground Railroad

  • Learn and play xylophone accompianment 

“Wade in the Water”
Call and Response

“This Train”
“Swing Low” (4th and 5th)
Discuss the Civil Rights Movement, Slavery, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and other important African American figures in history

African Drumming

  • Students will learn about African Drumming practices and the history of African Drumming
  • Students will learn some basic African Drumming rhythms 
  • Students will perform on class African Drums
  • Say rhythms first, body percussion, then add drums 

Recorder Centers *** If above activities have been completed***(MARCH)

  • Four centers around the music room 
  • Musical terminology, Reading treble clef, Recorder help/testing, and reading rhythms

After Recorder Centers are completed  (MARCH)

  • Students will start learning and memorizing their Spring Performance pieces for the show “A Salute to Motown”
  • Student will learn about the Motown music genre and the artist who made it famous 

Instrument Families

Students will begin learning about the instrument families

  • String
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Percussion

Listening assessment game

If time is needed, doggy doggy music game or beat buddy challenge

Assignments Due

Please bring recorders to class

Additional Resources