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Week of February 3rd and 10th


Rita Moreno 4:20 followed by George Lucas

Identify Instruments in String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Families.  Quiz next week.


Week of January 21st –

Explore Traditional, Popular and Classical Music


Weeks of Dec. 9th and 16th

Continue Howard Goodall Series – Age of Discovery, Age of Invention, and Age of Tragedy.

Complete questionnaire while watching Into the Woods – video of Broadway musical.

Test over Into the Woods on Thursday, December 19th.




McGraw/Hill General Music Online Curriculum


Week of October 28

Continue exploring music in film

Week of October 21

Kennedy Center Honors – Led Zeppelin

Big Band Era

Music in Film

Week of October 14

Explore the Roots of Jazz and Jazz Fusion

Herbie Hancock

Elton John 5:10

Led Zeppelin

Weeks of Sept 23rd and 30th

Explore Opera: History and La Boheme along with Rent the Broadway Musical (based on La Boheme)

Explore Musical Theatre

Kennedy Center Honors – Rita Moreno

West Side Story – Question packet and Reflection Questions

WEST SIDE STORY Reflection questions

Week of September 16th:

Explore Music Makers

  • Composers and Songwriters
  • American Masters

Week of September 9th:

View John Williams Kennedy Center Honors

Explore how we listen to music and experience music.

Explore composers and songwriters.

John Williams Kennedy Center Honors ( start at 1:42)

Week of September 3rd:

Explore Traditional, Popular and Classical Music Categories.

Week of August 26th:

Instrument Unit Quiz

Explore Music Categories and Instrument Timbre

Discuss and complete questionnaire about Rhythm, Country and Blues

Week of August 19th:

Instrument Unit



Week of August 12th:

Explore, through curriculum units and lessons, how music creates identity of individuals and nations.  We will also explore famous musical families and their influence on the music world.

Week of August 5th:

What is music?  What defines music?  We will discuss rhythm, beats and how sound is organized to create music.  Explore creating rhythm combinations through observing STOMP scenes and video.


Music Fundamentals

The Staff, Clefs and Ledger Lines


Note Duration


Measures and Time Signature





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