Catching up with Big Idea 4

Good Morning South Florida Orff!

I must apologize for the multiple postings today that you recieved in your inbox this morning if you are a suscriber to the blog.  For some reason, wordpress is “acting up” and filing the posts under the wrong date so they aren’t showing up first on the site.  I’m troubleshooting now but in the meantime, here are the posts that went out this morning (for you guys who aren’t suscribers).

Thanks for your patience!

Big Idea 4 : HISTORICAL AND GLOBAL CONNECTIONS Enduring Understanding 1:Through study in the arts, we learn about and honor others and the worlds in which they live(d).

MU.K.H.1.1     Respond to music from diverse cultures through singing and movement.

MU.1.H.1.1     Perform simple songs, dances, and musical games from a variety of cultures.

MU.1.H.1.2     Explain the work of a composer.

MU.2.H.1.1     Perform songs, musical games, dances, and simple instrumental accompaniments from a variety of cultures.

MU.2.H.1.2     Identify the primary differences between composed and folk music.

MU.3.H.1.1     Compare indigenous instruments of specified cultures.

MU.3.H.1.2     Identify significant information about specified composers and one or more of their musical works.

MU.3.H.1.3     Identify timbre(s) in music from a variety of cultures.

MU.4.H.1.1     Examine and describe a cultural tradition, other than one’s own, learned through its musical style and/or use of authentic instruments.

MU.4.H.1.2     Describe the influence of selected composers on the musical works and practices or traditions of their time.

MU.4.H.1.3     Identify pieces of music that originated from cultures other than one’s own.

MU.5.H.1.1     Identify the purposes for which music is used within various cultures.

MU.5.H.1.2     Compare and describe the compositional characteristics used by two or more composers whose works are studied in class.

MU.5.H.1.3     Compare stylistic and musical features in works originating from different cultures.

Enduring Understanding2:  The arts reflect and document cultural trends and historical events, and help explain how new directions in the arts have emerged.

MU.K.H.2.1     Respond to and/or perform folk music of American cultural sub-groups.

MU.1.H.2.1     Identify and perform folk music used to remember and honor America and its cultural heritage.

MU.2.H.2.1     Discuss how music is used for celebrations in American and other cultures.

MU.3.H.2.1     Discuss how music in America was influenced by people and events in its history.

MU.4.H.2.1     Perform, listen to, and discuss music related to Florida’s history.

MU.4.H.2.2     Identify ways in which individuals of varying ages and cultures experience music.

MU.5.H.2.1     Examine the contributions of musicians and composers for a specific historical period.

MU.5.H.2.2     Describe how technology has changed the way audiences experience music.


Big Idea 4: Enduring Understanding 3: Connections among the arts and other disciplines strengthen learning and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to and from other fields.

MU.K.H.3.1     Perform simple songs, finger plays, and rhymes to experience connections among music, language, and numbers.

MU.1.H.3.1     Explore the use of instruments and vocal sounds to replace or enhance specified words or phrases in children’s songs, choral readings of poems and stories, and/or chants.

MU.2.H.3.1     Perform and compare patterns, aurally and visually, found in songs, finger plays, or rhymes to gain a foundation for exploring patterns in other contexts.

MU.3.H.3.1     Experience and discuss, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, similarities in the use of pattern, line, and form in music and other teacher-selected contexts.

MU.4.H.3.1     Identify connections among music and other contexts, using correct music and other relevant content-area vocabulary, and explore how learning in one academic area can help with knowledge or skill acquisition in a different academic area.

MU.5.H.3.1     Examine critical-thinking processes in music and describe how they can be transferred to other disciplines.

What are your favorite finger plays? I love “Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle” for vocal exploration. So fun!


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