Music: 6-8   (#7813010)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

A. Major Concepts/Content. The purpose of this course is to enable students with disabilities to develop an awareness and appreciation for music.

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • vocal music
  • instrumental music
  • connections with culture and community
  • music appreciation
  • exploration of careers in music

This course shall integrate the Sunshine State Standards and Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the individual student and to the content and processes of the subject matter. Students with disabilities shall:

CL.A.1.In.1 complete specified Sunshine State Standards with modifications as appropriate for the individual student.
CL.A.1.Su.1 complete specified Sunshine State Standards with modifications and guidance and support as appropriate for the individual student.
CL.A.1.Pa.1 participate in activities of peers’ addressing Sunshine State Standards with assistance as appropriate for the individual student.

B. Special Note. This entire course may not be mastered in one year. The particular course requirements that the student should master each year must be specified on an individual basis.

This course is designed to reflect the wide range of abilities within the population of students with disabilities. The particular benchmark for a course requirement should be selected for individual students based on their levels of functioning and their desired postschool outcomes.

Three levels of functioning, independent, supported, and participatory, have been designated to provide a way to differentiate benchmarks and course requirements for students with diverse abilities. Individual students may function at one level across all areas, or at several different levels, depending on the requirements of the situation. Students functioning at independent levels are generally capable of working and living independently. Students functioning at supported levels are generally capable of living and working with ongoing supervision and support. Students functioning at participatory levels are generally capable of participating in major life activities and require extensive support systems.

Instructional activities involving practical applications of course requirements may occur in naturalistic settings in home, school, and community for the purposes of practice, generalization, and maintenance of skills. These applications may require that the student acquire the knowledge and skills involved with the use of related technology, tools, and equipment.

English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf.

Version Requirements

C. Course Requirements. These requirements reflect, but are not limited to, the benchmarks from the State Standards for Special Diploma that are most relevant to this course. Students are expected to make progress, but are not required to master benchmarks listed for this course. Benchmarks correlated with a specific course requirement may also be addressed by other course requirements as appropriate. Some requirements in this course are not fully addressed in the State Standards for Special Diploma.



After successfully completing this course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of vocal and instrumental composers, performers, and musical events.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of selected musical instruments.
  3. Demonstrate skills in vocal music.
  4. Demonstrate skills in instrumental music.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of characteristics of music of various cultures.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of various types of music (e.g., folk, jazz, choral, orchestra).
  7. Demonstrate awareness of careers in music.

    CL.C.1.In.1 use knowledge of occupations and characteristics of the workplace in making career choices.

    CL.C.1.Su.1 recognize expectations of occupations and characteristics of the workplace in making career choices–with guidance and support.

    CL.C.1.Pa.1 show willingness or interest in participating in work or community activities–with assistance.
  8. Demonstrate awareness of the roles of music in the school and community.

    IF.A.2.In.1 select and use community resources and services for specified purposes.

    IF.A.2.Su.1 use community resources and services–with guidance and support.

    IF.A.2.Pa.1 participate in activities involving the use of community resources and services–with assistance.

General Information

Course Number: 7813010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: MUS: 6-8
Course Length: Semester (S)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

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