Music Appreciation 2014

GVAS Practice Syllabus

Music Course Information

Curriculum Map

Module/Chapter/Unit

Topic

Standards Addressed

Activities/ Resources

Assessments

Content Plan

Time On Task

Module 1

Music

Fundamentals

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Creation

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Interactive Activity on Key Terms

Crossword Puzzle on Music Definitions

Interactive Activity on Musical Instruments

Interactive Activity on Instrument Families

Discussion on Whether Music is a Universal Language

Major Scale Singing Project

Harmony Assignment

Test on Music Fundamentals

Students will learn about the basics or fundamentals of music.

How many days should students /teachers spend in this unit?

Students

10 days

Teachers

5 days

Module 2

Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on Religious Influences on Music

Middle Ages Music Listening

Renaissance Music Listening

Several Interactive Activities on Vocabulary Terms

Interactive Activity on the Parts of a Mass

Analysis of Middle Ages Music

Analysis of Renaissance

Music

Test on Middle Ages and Renaissance Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods as well as hear representative music from those time periods.

Students

10 days

Teachers

5 days

Module 3

Music of the Baroque and Classical Periods

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on the Popularity of Opera

Baroque Music Listening

Classical Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Key Terms

Interactive Activity on Vocal Ranges

Interactive Activity on Key Compositions

Interactive Activity on Composers

Interactive Activity on the Classical Symphony.

Mozart assignment

Analysis of Baroque Music

Analysis of Classical

Music

Test on Baroque and Classical Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the Baroque and Classical periods as well as hear representative music from those time periods.

How many days should students /teachers spend in this unit?

Students

5 days

Teachers

2 days

Module 4

Music of the Romantic and 20th Century Periods

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on 20th Century Music

Romantic Music Listening

20th Century Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Romantic Composers

Interactive Activity on Major Romantic Compositions

Interactive Activity on 20th Century Musical Genres

Interactive Activity on 20th Century Compositions

Variations and Theme Assignment

Analysis of Romantic Music

Analysis of 20th Century

Music

Test on Romantic and 20th Century Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the Romantic and 20th Century periods as well as hear representative music from those time periods.

Students

5 days

Teachers

2 days

Module 5

Music of the Stage and Screen

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on the Effect of Music in Movies

Musical Theater Music Listening

Film Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Broadway Theaters

Interactive Activity on John William’s Music

Leonard Bernstein Assignment

Analysis of Musical Theater Music

Analysis of Film

Music

Test on Stage and Screen Music

Students will learn about the music from the Stage and Screen as well as hear representative music from that genre.

How many days should students /teachers spend in this unit?

Students

5 days

Teachers

2 days

Module 6

Jazz Music

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on Jazz Concerts

Jazz Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Key Terms

Interactive Activity on Jazz Styles

Interactive Activity on Louis Armstrong

Interactive Activity on the Big Band Era

W.C. Handy Assignment

Analysis of Jazz Music

Test on Jazz Music

Students will learn about Jazz music as well as hear representative music from that genre.

Students

5 days

Teachers

2 days

Module 7

Non-Western Music

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on Non-Western Music Sound

Non Western Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Non-Western Musical Instruments

Non-Western Musical Instrument Assignment

Analysis of Non-Western Music

Test on Non-Western Music

Students will learn about the music from Non-western cultures as well as hear representative music from that genre.

How many days should students /teachers spend in this unit?

Students

10 days

Teachers

5 days

Module 8

American Music of the 40’s and 50’s.

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on Rock and Roll

1940’s American Music Listening

1950’s American Music Listening

Frank Sinatra Assignment

Analysis of 1940’s American Music

Analysis of 1950’s American Music

Test on 1940’s and 50’s American Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the 1940’s and 50’s in the U.S. as well as hear representative music from those decades.

Students

10 days

Teachers

5 days

Module 9

American Music of the 60’s and 70’s.

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on Disco Music

1960’s American Music Listening

1970’s American Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Key terms

Interactive Activity on 1960’s Music

Interactive Activity on 1970’s Music

British Invasion Assignment

Analysis of 1960’s American Music

Analysis of 1970’s American Music

Test on 1960’s and 70’s American Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the 1960’s and 70’s in the U.S. as well as hear representative music from those decades.

How many days should students /teachers spend in this unit?

Students

10 days

Teachers

5 days

Module 10

American Music of the 80’s and 90’s.

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on Country Music

1980’s American Music Listening

1990’s American Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Key Terms

Interactive Activity on 1980’s American Music

Interactive Activity on 1990’s American Music

Michael Jackson Assignment

Analysis of 1980’s American Music

Analysis of 1990’s American Music

Test on 1980’s and 90’s American Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the 1980’s and 90’s in the U.S. as well as hear representative music from those decades.

Students

5 days

Teachers

2 days

Module 11

American Music of the 2000’s and Beyond.

Skills and Techniques /Performance

Critical

Analysis/Investigate

Cultural and Historical Context

Discussion on American Idol

2000’s American Music Listening

Interactive Activity on Musical Genres of the 2000’s

Disney Stars Assignment

Analysis of 2000’s American Music

Test on 2000’s American Music

Students will learn about the major historical and musical events from the 2000’s in the U.S. as well as hear representative music from that time period.

How many days should students /teachers spend in this unit?

Students

5 days

Teachers

2 days

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