In addition to the standard music curriculum, students will also acquire skills needed to successfully navigate the world around them.
The focus of this class will be on developing students’ Life and Career Skills.
We will also be integrating technology into our classroom. For example, a large body of CD's, cassettes, and videotapes will also be implemented to allow the students to hear and see other choirs of their same ages.
Music & Lyrics : A lyric-based learning program that helps students analyze songs.
Final project : In groups, students will work together to compare and contrast songs from different genres/eras, analyzing both the musical and lyrical content, using the musical terminology learned over the course.
Students will work together to present their analysis to the class using technology that combines both visual and audio components (Google docs, Powerpoint, etc.)
Encourages students to analyze music independently.
Teaches students to be critical thinkers and listeners.
Prepares students to make informed choices as consumers of music.
Exposes them to a range of culturally diverse genres of music.
For a more in depth overview of the project, here is the source: http://www.tolerance.org/activity/music-and-lyrics
In this class, students will learn about the technical aspects of music, as well as general skills needed in the 21 st century such as flexibility, leadership, self-initiative, and interpersonal interaction.
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