Grade 3

September:
  • Rules and Procedures
  • Pre-Assessment for SGO (Rhythms)
  • Matching pitches (call-and-respone; through-composed songs)
  • Multicultural Music: Ghana (Exploring games and songs of children from other parts of the world.  How are these songs and games similar or different from American song games?)
  • Listening: The Canceling of Stamps by Ghana Postal Workers
October:
  • Listening: "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
  • Instruments of the Orchestra (Strings/Woodwind/Brass/Percussion)
  • Structure of Song: AB form/verse and refrain
  • Moving to Music: keeping beat; beat vs. rhythm
November:
  • Patriotic Songs: America (My Country 'Tis of Thee); Yankee Doodle Boy
  • Folk Songs of America (Appalachians; African-American)
  • Improvisation of movement; moving to beat
December:
  • Holiday Songs
January-March:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Song: Keep the Dream Alive
  • Rhythms: Listening for the Half Note in Songs
  • Dr. Seuss: Connection with Read Across America
  • American Folk Songs
  • Connection with Immigration Unit in Social Studies
April-May:
  • Concert Preparation
  • Rhythm Drills
  • Listening Lesson: Spring I. Allegro from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
June:
  • Review of the Content from the School Year





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