Teacher: Smith Grade: 8th Subject: Gen. Music



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Teacher: Smith

Grade: 8th

Subject: Gen. Music

June 2009 Page 1




Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Essential

Questions

What composer & period in Music History would you like to choose a composer from to research for a power point presentation?

-What are key composers & music samples from the Medieval & Renaissance Period?

-What are the some of the music forms of composition from Medieval & Renaissance period?

-Define the words: A cappella, Neumes, Gregorian Chant, monophonic, polyphonic, sacred, secular, Renaissance, Madrigal, Chorales, Leonardo da Vinci




Who is your chosen composer & what period does he/she represent?

-What are search engines you can use?

-How do you open power point application?

-How do you perform a search using the internet?

-How should you go about finding a music sample for your chosen composer?

What are your options to fine tune your project after your lab time has expired?



What are key composers & music examples from the Baroque & Classical & Romantic Periods?

-What are the some of the music forms of composition from Baroque & Classical & Romantic period?

-Define the words: harpsichord, improvising, terraced dynamics, Oratorio, opera, Symphony, orchestra, metronome, chamber music, quartet, art song/lieder, Impressionism, rubato & nocturne



What are key composers & music examples from the Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century Periods?

-What are the some of the music forms of composition from Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century Eras?

-Define the words: Nationalistic Era, The

Mighty Five, 12 Tone Music, Avante Garde,

Prepared Piano, Chance Music, Ragtime


-What is the chronological order of the music history eras?

-During class presentations, where do each of the composers belong in the timeline?

-What was the music sample for each of the composers presented? (or fact)


Content

(Nouns)

-Pass out criteria sheet for composer power point.

-Sign up sheet for composer P.P.

-Pass out Music History Packets (reading material & questionnaire)

-Take notes: Music History timeline & definitions

-Begin Music History power point/listen to music samples from each period


Using the criteria sheet for the composer power point project, use the AMS computer lab resources & complete your project given 5 days to research in the lab.

Pass out criteria sheet for favorite artist assignment & go over the content.

-Sign up sheet for favorite artist project.

-Read the portion in the music history packet that cover Baroque & Classical & Romantic Periods/listen to music samples.

-Take notes: Definitions for Baroque & Classical & Romantic Periods

-Read Music History power point over Baroque, & Classical& Romantic periods/listen to music samples from each period



Pass out the sign-up sheet for favorite artist assignment go over questions for the project.

-Read the portion in the music history packet that cover Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century Periods/listen to music samples.

-Take notes: Definitions for Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century Periods.

-Read Music History power point over Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century periods/listen to music samples from each period


-Utilize the proper presentation methods when presenting your project (articulate, project, maintain a good pace)

-Listen carefully during the projects & complete assignment

-Be prepared with materials for your project presentation


Skills

(Verbs)

Go over information from Medieval Period & Renaissance period.

-Listen to music samples from the period & copy definitions from these periods



-Using the AMS computer lab, perform a search online for composer power point presentation.

-Given a basic review of common commands for Office power point program, demonstrate a working knowledge of computer applications in preparing your project.



- Students experience, analyze and

describe a varied repertoire of music

using correct terminology. Students

evaluate the creation and or

performance of music using

appropriate criteria.

- Use appropriate criteria to support

personal preferences for specific music works.




- Students experience, analyze and

describe a varied repertoire of music

using correct terminology. Students

evaluate the creation and or

performance of music using

appropriate criteria.

- Use appropriate criteria to support

personal preferences for specific music works.




-Listening skills

-Presentation skills

-computer literacy


Assessment

-Vocabulary quiz over definitions from Medieval & Renaissance.

_Read aloud power point presentation over Music History: Medieval & Renaissance period





Students will save their finished power point project onto Assignments on AMS01 under Mrs. Smith’s folder~to be presented in 3 weeks.
-Students will show their progress on a day by day basis while working on the lab.
-This project is worth 30% of students final grade.

-Vocabulary quiz over definitions from Baroque & Classical Eras.

-Read aloud power point presentation over Music History: Baroque & Classical period. Listen to music samples & discuss analyze the form of composition using the appropriate music terminology.




-Vocabulary quiz over definitions from Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century Eras.

-Read aloud Music History power point presentation over : Nationalistic, 20th & 21st Century periods.

-Listen to music samples & discuss analyze the form of composition using the appropriate music terminology.


Assignment: Prepare a timeline of each music era in chronological order.

During the presentation, list each composer under the correct era & give the music sample /or fact for each.



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Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Extra Week

Essential

Questions

Does music need to connect to other

subjects and how?

Is it valuable without connecting to

anything else?

How does music help you in life?

How does music reflect culture, society, religion or personal beliefs?




~What favorite artists were used for the Favorite artist class presentations?

~What were the trivia questions that were selected for each of the favorite artists during the presentations?

~Using proper music terminology, discuss & describe some of the music you heard during the presentations


What are the definitions to the following vocabulary words from the Jazz History Unit: Vaudeville, Jazz, mazurka, aria, segregation, WWII, intervals, Passing Tones, Funk, improvisation, scat singing, jazz standard, pantheon, creole


Who are the artists that Herbie Hancock colaborated with in the DVD , "Possibilities?"
~Karaoke fun sing-a-long

Reward video:

Students will get to watch a musical that is school and age appropriate of time permits~ and if there is extra days incorporated in the quarter.



Content

(Nouns)

Depending on the issue and article read that quarter, Intune is dedicated to addressing Ohio music standards of education

Music terminology during listening:

Music style, instruments used/heard, tempo (choose from 5), tonality, form of composition (ABA, etc), meaning, one trivia point for each artist.

~Presentation skills (articulate, vocal inflection, projection)

~Listening skills (prepare evaluation of 5 artists using music terminology)



~Students will read aloud bullets from the power point presentation of jazz history and discuss the importance of jazz in music history.

~Students will use vocabulary terms in discussing music of each of the catgories of jazz.



Students will write an evaluation of music and artists in the DVD, "Possibilities" with Herbie Hancock (2 days)

~Students will discuss the creative process of music composition


~Karaoke fun sing-a-long




Skills

(Verbs)

~Using the InTune Monthly magazines for the class, students will read articles during class;

~Students will listen & discuss music samples of selected artists mentioned in the articles.




Students will research information of a chosen music artist given a criteria sheet ~students will demonstrate use of internet in researching their project at home and be prepared to present when the assignment is due.
Students will observe each presentation during class & take notes for an individual assignment given over the project.


~Students will observe a power point presentation over the History of Jazz

~Students will listen to music samples of selected artists mentioned from each of the categories of jazz.

~Students will be invited to demonstrate music samples of jazz artists of choice.


Students will watch the process of music composition and how collaboration is important in the creative process.




Assessment

Students will take a wrap up matching test over the articles read in the magazine. (in the back of the teachers' edition)

~Students will present their 'Favorite Artist Project' during class & play a music sample from their artist.

~Students can perform a music sample of their artist for extra credit

~Students must choose 5 artists from the class presentations & write an evaluation of each artist.


~Students will take a test over the vocabulary words

~Students will turn in a listening/evaluation of the music samples used in class during the presentation.



~Students will turn in a written evaluation of the DVD, citing artists who collaborated with H.H., and an evaluation of the music using music terms given this quarter.
~Karaoke: fun sing-a-long





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