Classroom Music classes (as well as Band, Chorus and Orchestra) will look a little different for the 2020-21 school year.
Mr. Camp will be working with each grade level for one trimester of the year, so 8th grade students will not start the year with Music classes.
At this point, Music classes are scheduled for the second trimester (beginning in December). Please check back for updates.
The information below represents what our schedule and curriculum would look like if our Arts classes were following the standard schedule:
In our 8th Grade Music Classes we study the origins and development of popular music styles in America. Information is included on Blues, Jazz, Country, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll and other more contemporary styles. Historical information about events in our nation's history are covered to help make connections between the Arts and society in general.
We use the National Core Arts Standards and Common Core standards for assessment. The 4 Arts Standards are Performing, Creating, Responding and Connecting.
These assessments can be found for each student on our "Jumprope" grade reporting system.
In 8th grade we focus on Responding and Connecting, so an essential question is "how do indiviuals choose music to experience?"
Using the standards we can:
Evaluate artistic work
Relate knowledge and personal experience to Art
Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding