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.
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