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									               Campbell Middle School
                         MYP Course Syllabus
                          Music Appreciation
                              Mrs. Clark
                             2009-2010

I.    Course Description:
      Music Appreciation is a study of music that is intended to raise
awareness of music fundamentals and the role of music in our world. The
format of the class promotes student engagement through exploration of
musical concepts and making natural connections to music in the real world.
      Our study of music will be:
       Holistic-Students will be required to use music to help become will
          rounded individuals in society. Their participation in chorus will help
          develop skills needed for teamwork and leadership.
       Intercultural- We will examine diverse styles and interpretation of music
          from an international perspective.
       Focused on communication- MYP fine arts placed considerable emphasis
          on literacy and requires students to use language through a variety of
          media and technologies.

II.    Units of Study:
       Student instruction will focus on the following areas: Understanding
the basic elements of music, discovering new careers in the music industry,
discovering the effect of music in our everyday lives, connecting musical
knowledge with playing the keyboard, understanding the music of another
culture, studying the lives of famous musicians, the basic history of music,
comparing different types of performances, and music in the media.

III.   Areas of Interaction:
        During the course, we will use the areas of interaction to build
          connections between students’ knowledge and experience related
          to the real world. For example, students will develop approaches to
          learning that help them become problem solvers and critical
          thinkers.

IV.    IB Methodology:
            IN the MYP, teachers work together to develop a variety of
            methodologies, focusing on approaches to learning, especially
            critical thinking and reflection. Individual and collaborative
            active learning strategies are at the heart of classroom
            instruction. Real world connections and opportunities to
            investigate and solve problems will help students become world
            citizens who understand contemporary issues with a depth and
            wisdom drawn from the experience of the past.
V.      Course Standards and Aims:

         General Standards                            MYP Music Aims
    The learner will be able to               Students will understand how the
     expressively sing and play                 arts play a role in developing and
     instruments, alone and with                expressing personal and cultural
     others, a varied repertoire of             identities.
     developmentally appropriate               Students will appreciate how the
     songs.                                     arts innovate and communicate
    The learner will be able to read           across time and culture.
     and write rhythmic and melodic            Students will become informed
     notation including notes and rests         and reflective practitioners of the
     (whole, half, quarter, eighth, and         arts.
     dotted half), meter (2/4, 3/4, 4/4,       Students will experience the
     6/8), and pitch.                           process of making art in a variety
    The learner will be able to                of situations.
     improvise and compose short               Students will explore, express and
     melodies, arrangements and                 communicate ideas
     accompaniments using simple               Students will become more
     rhythmic and melodic patterns.             effective learners, inquirers and
    The learner will be able to                thinkers.
     describe and respond expressively         Students will develop self-
     to musical examples through                confidence and self awareness
     identification of timbres and              through art experiences.
     structures, and uses appropriate          Students will appreciate lifelong
     terminology to evaluate musical            learning in and enjoyment of the
     works.                                     arts.
    The learner will be able to identify
     and compare various historical
     and cultural aspects of music.
    The learner will be able to
     understand the relationship the
     relationship between music, the
     other arts and disciplines outside
     the arts.

VI.     Text, Resources and Materials:
         Textbooks (classroom set that will be checked out on an as needed
          basis), worksheets, informational sheets, videos, computer
          research, and hands-on experiences will play an integral part in the
          learning experience.
         Students are expected to bring a pen or pencil everyday.

VII.    Methods of Assessments:
         The teacher will use a balanced variety of assessment techniques
          that are systemically implemented, resulting in appropriate
          interventions that foster continuous improvement for all.
VIII. Grading Procedure:
           Grades will be calculated on the following percentages:
             o Classwork (50%) It the student’s responsibility to ask for help
                  as needed in order to complete assignments.
              o   Participation (30%) Students can earn up to five points daily
                  for class participation. Students that chose not to participate will
                  loose points.
              o   Projects and Tests (20%) Students will complete tests and
                  projects in class. (All project work is expected to be completed during
                  class)

IX.   Conduct:
           Students must follow the CMS Scholarly Expectations Plan as
           outlined in the student agenda. The agenda must be with the
           students at all times and will serve as a hall pass when needed.
           In addition, students are expected to abide by ALL classroom
           procedures and expectations. Conduct grades are determined
           using the number of classroom infractions earned by a student
           during the grading term. The teacher’s assessment of the
           student’s overall behavior in his or her class will e considered in
           assigning conduct grades.




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