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How can I use Common Core in a Music Education class?

Oct 31, 2013 9:24am

  • Arts
  • Pre K-5
  • Common Core


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    • Jul 24, 2014 11:07pm

      Love the suggestions Kay. Also, create groups of kids to teach/instruct a class period under your close supervision on a particular framework using said vocabulary, composers, bios. etc. Supply them withe the material and allow a little class time but also encouraging them to work together outside of class. Also encourage them to use other sources as well.

      • Nov 22, 2014 3:46pm

        Common Core is all about meta-cognition. Music is a perfect fit because musicians think about thinking all the time. Why do we do what we do? Why did we make this choice, or that one, when we composed or performed the music? In my fourth grade classes I am teaching historical songs/contemporary songs including "The Star Spangled Banner," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, " "Happy," and the school song which I composed. We discuss the composer's motivation. Is the song informational, persuasive or entertainment? Who was the intended audience of the song? I hear my students connecting the ideas they've discovered to other lessons I teach. This overlap of ideas and learning is another key component to Common Core.