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Music overview, stand alone and tie-in units

Stand-alone Music UoIs 2012-13


Title:
Vocal Control
Title:
Appreciation and
Performance
Title:
Exploring instruments
together
Title:
Music and Diversity
Title:
Signs and Symbols
Title:
How we express
ourselves through music.
Central Idea:
Our voice is a tool
we can develop.
Central Idea:
Several features
interrelate in the
appreciation and
performance of music.
Central Idea:
Making music together
requires us to work
collaboratively and respect
the individual.

Central Idea:
Place and time
influence how we
communicate through
music.
Central Idea:
Music is a different
language that we can
read and write.
Central Idea:
Music is a means of
personal expression that
allows us to reflect.
Key Concepts:
Function, reflection
Key Concepts:
Perspective, Reflection
Key Concepts:
Connection, Change,
Perspective


Key Concepts:
Connection, Form

Key Concepts:
Form, Function
Key Concepts:
Form, Function, Reflection
Related Concepts:
Communication,
elements of music,
artistic
development,
expression
of feelings
Related Concepts:
Imagination, creative
process, evaluation
Related Concepts:
communication, reflection,
influence
Related Concepts:
World and Traditional
Styles of Music
Related Concepts:
Elements of Music
Pitch, Rhythm
Related Concepts:
Elements of music, analysis
and reflection,
creative risks, creative
exploration



Lines of Inquiry:

singing
individually and
using our voice
as an
instrument

being able to
control and
balance oneself
in a group

vocal exercises
and techniques
Lines of Inquiry:

what features form
part of a music
performance

how features
influence
appreciation of music

using features to
improve
performance
Lines of Inquiry:

how sounds of
instruments are
interconnected

creating music together

individual roles in
collaborative
performances

Lines of Inquiry:
listening to a
wide range of
music and
discussing
influences on
certain styles
(using the
elements of
music).
singing and
playing music
from around the
world.

Lines of Inquiry:
learning the
different
symbols for
music
notation
(treble and
bass clefs,
notes up to
16ths, rests,
and basic
Italian terms)
pitch and
rhythm

Lines of Inquiry:

analyzing different
structures of music and
using the elements of
music.

understanding form to
make own
compositions.
Driving questions:
How can I make my
voice sound better?
(function)
Whats the
difference between
singing in a group
and alone?
(reflection)
Driving questions:
What makes a good
performance? (Form,
Perspective)
How can we work
together to create a good
performance?
(Reflection)

Driving questions:
How can we play
instruments in different,
creative ways? (Change)
How does the material of an
instrument affect how it can
be played? (Connection)
Which instruments would
you use for which
purpose(s), and why?
(Perspective)

Driving questions:
What are the different
forms of traditional
and world music?
(form)
How have people
around the world
influenced music?
(connection)
Driving questions:
What are the
symbols we use in
music? (form)
How do we use
symbols when
playing or singing?
(function)

Driving questions:
What are the different
components of a piece of
music? (form)

How can I use traditional
forms to communicate?
(binary, canon,
rondo) (Function)

How do I know my music
expresses our intended
meaning? (Reflection)
Learner Profile:
Reflective
Knowledgeable,
Risk-taker
Learner Profile:
Thinker, Open Minded,
Balanced
Learner Profile:
Thinker, Knowledgeable,
Risk-taker
Learner Profile:
Open-Minded
students are willing to
listen to music they
are not used to
Knowledgeable
Learner Profile:
Thinkers they are
thinking before they
play or sing.
Communicators
students are able to
Learner Profile:
Communicator, Thinkers,
Risk-Taker
students involved
their personal
experiences in music
(and from their home
countries) to share
play what they read
to communicate their
music.
Transdisciplinary
skills:

Self-management
skills (safety)
Thinking skills
(evaluation)
Transdisciplinary skills:

Social Skills: Cooperating
Thinking Skills: Analysis
Transdisciplinary skills:

Communication (Non-verbal
communication, presenting)
Social skills (adopting a
variety of group roles)
Transdisciplinary
skills:

Thinking:
Metacognition (how
we use what we
know to determine
understandings of
music)
Communication:
Listening to new
forms of music.
Transdisciplinary
skills:

Thinking Skills:
Comprehension and
Application of
musical theory
Communication
Skills: Reading, Non-
Verbal
Communication
(through symbols)
Transdisciplinary skills:

Communication Skills:
Listening and Presenting
Thinking Skills: Analysis
and Application



Music tie-in units
X= Stand-alone unit

Grade Title:
Vocal Control
Title:
Appreciation and
Performance
Title:
Exploring
instruments
together
Title:
Music and
Diversity
Title:
Signs and
Symbols
Title:
How we express
ourselves through
music.
P1 This is me! X X We need animals X X
P2 X X Senses Minibeasts X Stories
P3 Rules, Rights and
responsibilities
X X Celebrations X X
P4 X X X X X Lets imagine
P5 X X X Explorers X The arts
P6 X X X Ancient civilizations X Poetry and songs
P7 Beliefs Storing and
changing energy
X X X The entertainers
P8 Ways of learning X The PYP Exhibition Persuaders X X