Grade 3 Music
Artistic development at ACS is guided by the National Core Arts Standards. In the Elementary division, these standards are taught in Drama and Dance, Music, and Visual Arts (Art) classes. The standards are divided into 4 key areas: Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Responding, and Connecting.
The movement themes of Rudolf Laban provide an ideal portfolio of movement possibilities. Through these activities children will develop body coordination as well as expressive sensitivity, especially when carefully coordinated with recorded music that complements the expressive quality of the movement.
Students will understand that...
Choreographers use a variety of sources as inspiration and transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
The elements of dance, dance structures, and choreographic devices serve as both a foundation and a departure point for choreographers.
Choreographers analyze, evaluate, refine, and document their work to communicate meaning.
Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
Dancers use the mind-body connection and develop the body as an instrument for artistry and artistic expression.
Dance is perceived and analyzed to comprehend its meaning.
Dance is interpreted by considering intent, meaning, and artistic expression as communicated through the use of the body, elements of dance, dance technique, dance structure, and context.
Criteria for evaluating dance vary across genres, styles, and cultures.
As dance is experienced, all personal experiences, knowledge, and contexts are integrated and synthesized to interpret meaning.
Dance literacy includes deep knowledge and perspectives about societal, cultural, historical, and community contexts.
Students will be able to...
Perform/respond to music by using age appropriate movements and movement themes (based on suggested movement repertoire)
Perform a variety of age-appropriate folk dance movements and folk dances while singing
Recognize patterns in movements and their connection to musical form
Make connections between movements and dances to other disciplines (math, language arts, social studies, geography, P.E., art), cultures and their daily lives
Define the following terms: folk dance, movement theme, steady beat, rhythm, and tempo
Demonstrate awareness of body parts and whole; awareness of time; awareness of space; awareness of levels; awareness of weight; awareness of locomotion; awareness of flow; awareness of shape; awareness of others; student created movement
Demonstrate the following: hop (one foot), jump, leap, gallop, skip, do-si-do, elbow swing, kick, sashay, forward, backward, clockwise, and counterclockwise; and formations such as circle, line, and scattered formation