Classroom Music classes will follow a "trimester" schedule for the 2021-22 school year.
Classes will meet every other day (using the Blue Day / White Day schedule) for one third of the school year. They will also attend Art and AMT (Applied Math & Technology) so your child may have Music at the beginning of the year, middle or end.
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.
All students will have access to a Google Classroom site. Assignments and supplementary materials will be posted there.
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 "PowerSchool" 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