M/J Understanding Music   (#1300030)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Students engage in an exploratory study of music through the examination of significant composers and their compositions across selected musical eras and/or genres.  Students will also learn about modern and historical instruments, and gain a rudimentary understanding of the elements of music in order to develop strategies for listening to and appreciating musical works.  Students may be expected to attend one or more performances outside of the school day to support and extend learning in the classroom.

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.

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.

General Information

Course Number: 1300030
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J UNDERSTAND MUSIC
Course Length: Semester (S)
Course Type: Elective Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: Draft - Course Pending Approval
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

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