Monthly Archives: July 2011

Music and Composers Scope and Sequence

Music and Composers Task Cards are comprised of three sets of student task cards. They are meant to be used at a pace of about one per week and will take roughly three to four school years to complete. The tasks direct students to engage with key content and activities that are accessible, engaging, and challenging for all ages. Students may repeat the complete course several times for maximum growth in understanding. Many families find the listning tasks an ideal way to start the school day before beginning independent work.

Music and Composer Task Card Sets are comprised of three sets of student task cards. 

Section I: Introduction to Music

1 – Elements of Music: Pitch
2 – Elements of Music: Rhythm
3 – Elements of Music: Tempo
4 – Elements of Music: Harmony
5 – Elments of Music: Notation
6 – Elements of Music: Dynamics
7 – Elements of Music: Instrumentation
8 – Musical Genres: Orchestral Music
9 – Musical Genres: Vocal Prodction
10 – Musical Genres: Vocal Music
11 – Musial Genres: Opera
12 – Musical Genres: Music and Dance
13 – Musical Genres: Blues, Spirituals, Swing, and Jazz
14 – Musical Genres: Popular Music, Rock and Roll, Musicals
15 – Global Music: Middle East and Africa
16 – Global Music: China and Japan
17 – Global Music: India and Indoneia
18 – Global Music: Latin America
19 – Global Music: American and European Folk Songs
20 – Young Artists
21 – Music Profession

Section II: Survey of Music History

Music in Ancient Times
Medival Music – Gregrian Chant, Plainsong
Medieval Music – Polyphony, Sacred and Secular Music
Medieval Music – Minstrels and Troubadours
Instruments in the Middle Ages
Early Notation
Renaissance – Court Music, Chansons, Madrigal, Printing
Music of the Reformation – Hymns, Chorales
Music of the Counter Reformation
History of String Instruments
History of Reed Instruments
History of the Horn and Valve
History of Keyboard Instruments
History of the Drum
Early Orchestras
Baroque Orchestra
Concerto Grosso
Basso Continuo
Baroque Opera
Oratorio – Recitative, Aria, Chorus
Baroque Suites
Baroque Organ Music
Baroque Violin Music
Classical Orchestra
String Quartet
Concerto
Sonata
Symphonies of the Classical Period
Opera during the Classical Period
Symphonic Development
Romantic Period – Waltz, Lieder, Art Songs
Symphonic Poems
Romantic Symphonies
Grand Opera
Nationalism and Music – United Kingdom, United States, Czechoslovakia,Finland, Norway, Germany, France, and Russia
Militay Music and Bands
Modern Music

Section III: Featurd Composers

Hildegard of Bingen
Guillaume de Machaut
Josquin de Prez
Giovanni Palestrina
Orlande de Lassus
Thomas Tallis
William Byrd
Carlo Gesualdo
Claudio Monteverdi
Heirich Schutz
Jean Baptiste Lully
Arangelo Corelli
Henry Purcell
Antonio Vivaldi
Johann Pachalbel
Dietrich Bustehude
Johann Sebastian Bach
Georg Frederic Handel
Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franz Schubert
Niccolo Paganini
Felix Mendelssohn
Frederic Chopin
Pyotr Illyich Tcaikovsky
Johannes Brahams
Richard Wagner
Richard Strauss
Claude Debussy
George Gershwin
Samuel Barber
Igor Stravinsky
Sergei Prokofiev
Paul Hindemith
Benjamin Britten

Terms, Symbols, and Listening Objectives
Pitch
Rhythm (quarter note, eighth note, half note, dotted half note, whole note, rests)
Tempo (adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, presto)
Harmony (pedal tone, round, canon, fugue)
Notation (staff, bass clef, trebl cleff, muscal alphabet, notes on keyboard)
Dynamics (pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, fortissimo)
Instrumetation (strings, winds, brass, percussion)
Musical Expression
Vocal Production
Choral Music (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Opera, Operetta
Music and Dance (folk music, minuet, ballet)
Modes
Improvisation
Ragas
Talas
Gamelan
Calypso
Unison
Plainsong
Polyphony
Basso Continuo
Chorale Tune
Ornamentation
Resonance
Crescendo and Diminuendo
Trill
Major and Minor
Musical Phrase
Motif
Aleotoric
Counterpoint
Dissonance
Canon, Fugue, Chaconne
Terraced Dynamics
Sequences
Cadences
Theme and Variations






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Perhaps your Children’s Library could serve as a ready made Prepared Environment for your students.  Our children’s department boasts several long, low shelves stocked with a vast array of reference materials.  These are ideally placed between work tables and the children’s non-fiction section.  Comfortable chairs surround the area and are ideal for independent reading.  Natural light, pleasing colors, and a sense of order contribute to a fabulous environment for research and investigation.  One Mom mentioned the possibility of classes to occupy younger children while the older ones work trough the Task Cards.  Perhaps you’re in a season of life where spending a bit of time away from home will provide a bit of structure, variety, and social opportunities.  If your local library has managed to keep its focus on great books for children, this might be a fabulous option for your family. 

American History Scope and Sequence

The American History Task Card set includes 33 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 8 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week.  This course is comprehensive.  Tasks cover research, map work, summaries, time line work, biographical figures, and simple projects designed to reinforce learning.  Topics included on the cards follow.

1 – The First Americans, Native Americans

2- European Explorers and Conquest

3 – Early European Settlements

4 – American Colonies

5 – French and Spanish Colonies

6 – New England

7 – Colonial American Trade

8 – Colonial American Life

9 – Slavery in America

10 – The French and Indian War

11- Colonial Rebellion, The American Revolution Begins

12 – American Revolution, The Declaration of Independence

13 – American Revoution, Battles and Generals

14 – Articles of Confederation and the Continental Congress

15 – The Constitution of the United States

16 – The Federalist Years

17 – The War of1812

18 – The Industrial Revolution in America

19 – National Unity and Early Reformers

20 – Westward Expansion, Lewis and Clark

21 – Indian Removal, Seminole Wars

22 – The Gold Rush, The Pony Express

23 – The Alamo, War with Mexico

24 – Slavery in the South, Abolitionism

25 – North and South: A Nation Divided

26 – Civil War

27 – Civil War

28 – Railways and the Wild West

29 – Indian Wars and Homesteaders

30 – Big Business, Industry, and Inventios

31 – Immigration

32 – Progressive Era and the Spanish American War

33 – World War I

34 – Boom to Bust, Jazz Age, The Great Depression

35 – World War II

36 – The Cold War

37 – Civil Rights and the Space Race

38 – Vietnam War

39 – The End of the Cold War, Militants and Terrorists

40 – The Digital Age, Terrorism, Medical Advances

34 –

Ancient World Scope and Sequence

The Ancient World Task Card set includes 34 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 8 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week. This course is comprehensive.  Tasks cover research, map work, summaries, time line work, biographical figures, and simple projects designed to reinforce learning.  Topics included on the cards follow.

1 – Archaeology

2 – Creation (Card may be set aside per your family’s preferences for historical study)


3 – Hunters and Gatherers, Nomads, Cave Dwellers


4 – Fertile Crescent


5 – Sumerians and Akkadians


6 – Nile River Valley


7 – Egypt’s Old Kingdom, Mummies, and Pharoahs


8 – Indus Valley


9 – Stonehenge and Early European Villages


10 – Minoans


11 – Mycenaens


12 – Early Babylonians


13 – Hittites


14 – Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom, Egyptian gods


15 – Canaanites


16 – Sea Peoples


17 – Israelites


18 – Israelites (David and Solomon0


19 – Phoenicians


20 – Assyrians


21 – Babylonian Empire


22 – Medes and Persians


23 – Ancient China


24 – Ancient Africa


25 – Ancient India


26 – Greece, Sparta, and Athens


27 – Greek Gods, Pelopponnesian War, Homer, Alexander the Great


28 Ancient Arabia


29 – Native Americans


30 – Ancient Celts


31 – The Founding of Rome, Roman Warfare


32 – Roman Life, Roman Gods


33 – Jesus, Christianity, The Fall of Rome


34 – Wrap Up and Review

Medieval World Scope and Sequence

The Medieval World Task Card set includes 33 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 8 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week.  This course is comprehensive.  Tasks cover research, map work, summaries, time line work, biographical figures, and simple projects designed to reinforce learning.  Topics included on the cards follow. 


 


1 – Barbarian Invasion and the Fall of Rome


– Constantine


2 – Barbarian Invaders and the Christian Church in Europe


 – Augustine


3 – The Byzantine Empire


– Justinian


4 – Islam and the Koran


Map – Middle East-Europe-India


– Muhammad


5 – Islamic Empire



6 – Conquerors of North Africa


Map – Africa and Arabian Peninsula


7 – People of the Pacific
8 – The Dynasties of China


 – Yang Chien


9 – Yamoto Dynasty of Japan, Land of the Samurai


10 – Charlemagne’s Empire


– Charlemagne


11 – The Holy Roman Empire, The Habsburgs



12 – Vikings and Viking Explorers
 – Eric the Red and Leif Ericson


13 – Anglo Saxon England and Norman Conquest


– Alfred the Great, Edward the Confessor, King William the Conqueror


14 – The Crusades


15 – The Feudal System, Knights and Chivalry


16 – Medieval Castles



17 – Papal Power, Cathedrals, Monasteries and Monks


 – Saint Benedict
18 – Mongol Invaders


– Genghis Khan, Marco Polo


19 – The Plague and Robin Hood


 – Robin Hood


20 – Burgundy and Maximilian, The Hapsburgs


 – Maximilian


21 – The Hundred Years’ War


– Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), Henry V


22 – The Wars of the Roses


 – Richard the Lionhearted


23 – The Ottomon Empire


– Suleiman


24 – Eastern European Kingdoms



25 – The First Russians



26 – Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal


– El Cid, Ferdinand and Isabella


27 – Moghul Dynasty


 – Akbar the Great


28 – Voyages of Discovery, Exploring the New World
 – Christopher Columbus (Magellan, Cabot, etc…)


29 – North American Indians



30 – Aztec Empire and Mayan Civilization


31 – Reformation and Counter Reformation


 – Martin Luther, Henry VII


32 – Renaissance


– Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo


33 – Wrap up and Review



 












Early Modern World Scope and Sequence

The Early Modern World Task Card set includes 34 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 8 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week.  This course is comprehensive.  Tasks cover research, map work, summaries, time line work, biographical figures, and simple projects designed to reinforce learning. Topics included on the cards follow. 

1 – Search for the Northwest Passage, Early North American Settlements

2- Elizabethan England


3 – Elizabethan England


4- The English Commonwealth, The English Civil War, The Plague in England


5 – The Thirty Years’ War


6 – Dutch Independence


7 – A United Japan, Zen Buddhism


8 – Rise of the Manchu, Ch’ing Dynasty, The Opium War


9 – Moghul Emperors of India, Hinduism, and Islam


10 – American Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony


11 – Dutch Merchants


12 – King Philip’s War


13 – The Slave Trade, Southern Plantations, Slave Ships


14 – The Sun King of France, The Palace at Versailles


15 – Russia and the Rise of Prussia


16 – French and Indian War, The Seven Years’ War


17 – South Seas Exploration


18 – Scientific Revolution


19 – Scientific Farming


20 – Enlightenment


21 – American Revolution


22 – The American Nation, The U. S. Constitution


23 – French Revolution and the Reign of Terror


24 – Napoleonic Wars


25 -Industrial Revolution


26 – New Nations in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and Greece


27 – Revolutions in South America


28 – African Colonization, Zulu and Boer Wars


29 – British in India, The Raj


30 – Crimean War


31 – Western Expansion in the US, Lewis and Clark, Manifest Destiny, Trail of Tears


32 – Abolition


33 – American Civil War


34 – Wrap Up and Review

Modern History Scope and Sequence

The Moden World Task Card set includes 33 cards and an Introduction to the course.  The cards may be used by students in grades K – 8 and are intended to be used at a pace of about one per week.  This course is comprehensive.  Tasks cover research, map work, summaries, time line work, biographical figures, and simple projects designed to reinforce learning.  Topics included on the cards follow.

1 – Industrial Revolution (Textile Mills, Mines)


2 – Victorian England and the British Empire


3 – Canada and the Canadian West


4 – Ireland, Irish Emigration, Potato Famine


5 – Japanese Seclusion Ends


6 – Nationalism, the People’s Charter, Communism and Socialism


7 – Romanticism and Evolution


8 – Boxer Rebellion


9 – Women’s Suffrage


10 – The Balkan Wars


11 – Inventions and the Titanic


12 – World War I


13 – World War I Battles and Warfare


14 – The End of World War I


15 – Irish Independence, The IRA


16 – The Russian Revolution


17 – Chinese Revolution and the People’s Republic


18 – Fascism


19 – Boom and Bust, The Jazz Age, The Great Depression, and the Dust Bowl


20 – Spanish Civil War


21 – Japanese Expansion and Aggression


22 – German Expansion, The Start of World War II


23 – World War II, Europe


24 – World War II, World at War


25 – The United Nations, Germany Divided


26 – The Cold War and The Iron Curtain, The Space Race and the Cuban Missile Crisis


27 – Indian Independence, Muslims and Hindus


28 – The Nation of Israel


29 – Communist China, The Cultural Revolution


30 – The Korean War and the Vietnam War


31 – Civil Rights Movement


32 – The Fall of Communism, The Collapse of the U.S.S.R., The Fall of the Berlin Wall


33 – Digital Revolution, Terrorism, Advances in Science and Medicine