Higher Education

Integrating Music into the Elementary Classroom, 8th Edition

  • includes Resource Center Printed Access Card
  • William M. Anderson Kent State University
  • Joy E. Lawrence Kent State University (emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 0495569852  |  ISBN-13: 9780495569855
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2001
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.50
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

The market-leading text for the Elementary School Music Methods course, INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM was the first to emphasize the theme of integrating music throughout the school day. Anderson and Lawrence show future educators how to make music an effective part of the entire elementary curriculum. The text introduces the songs, instruments, sources of age-appropriate music, and methods of making music in a multicultural environment—making the text perfect for students with no prior knowledge of the fundamentals of music. With easy-to-use techniques for teaching young children how to sing, play instruments, move to music, create music, listen to music, and understand music, this text relates music to all subject areas. Notably, the authors provide sample lesson plans for kindergarten through grade six, along with more than 150 songs from different cultures and historical periods.

Features and Benefits

  • This text emphasizes the integration of music into the total elementary school program. The authors make specific suggestions on how to integrate music with other areas of the curriculum and prepare students to teach in a variety of elementary classroom settings.
  • For easy reference, a Song Index located in the front of the text lists each song covered in the text—including the grade level, key, range, meter, integrative category, and page number.
  • A contemporary approach based on national music standards, and including the methodologies of Dalcroze, Kodaly, and Orff, gives students a solid grounding in teaching methods.
  • Specialized chapters on singing, playing instruments, listening to music, and moving to music help the future teacher draw on a variety of resources aimed at enabling young children to find and use their talents.
  • The text's focus on cultural diversity (throughout the text and in a specific chapter) reflects modern elementary classroom populations and helps students anticipate the challenges and rewards of working in diverse elementary classrooms.
  • Each chapter now begins with objectives and references to national standards, to give future teachers a professional context for the material. Each chapter ends with Questions for Discussion.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Song Index.
Introduction.
1. How Children Learn.
2. Guidelines for Teaching Music.
3. Fundamentals of Music: Understanding How Sounds Are Organized in a Musical Composition.
4. Teaching Music through Singing.
5. Teaching Music through Playing Classroom Instruments.
6. Teaching Music through Listening.
7. Teaching Music through Movement.
8. Creativity and Music.
9. Integrating Music with the Study of Peoples, Places, and Cultures.
10. Experiences with Music and Other Arts.
11. Thematic and Content Pedagogy.
Appendix A: Selected Soprano Recorder Fingerings.
Appendix B: Common Chord Fingerings for the Guitar.
Appendix C: Internet Resources for Children and Teachers.
Glossary.
Two-Chord and Three-Chord Songs.
Index of Listening Examples.
Index.

What's New

  • Professionally produced audio files of over 60 songs included in the text are available on the online resource center; an access card is packaged with the book at no additional cost. Many new songs, including some from Latino cultures, have been added to this edition. The files can be downloaded to any MP3 player or computer, which not only helps students become familiar with the music, but gives them a head start on creating their own music libraries.
  • Increased emphasis on instructional technology and the Internet includes specific references for downloading additional music selections. There are also suggested videos and other classroom lesson plan resources, all included on the new companion website to help future teachers develop their classroom resources.
  • New video segments show students in the classroom setting providing future educators with real life examples of how these techniques are utilized in class.
  • Updated "Special Learner" sections throughout the new edition help guide teachers in assisting students with special needs to participate in classroom musical activities.
  • New sections on cooperative learning, interdisciplinary opportunities with other teachers, and community and school resources have been added to enhance musical learning.

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  • Non-Media Edition

    ISBN-10: 0495571873 | ISBN-13: 9780495571872

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This book is extremely well organized and has many resources available for teachers to use in their classrooms. It is written and formatted in a very understandable manner, so that once students begin to use it in their university course, they see its usefulness as a resource for when they are elementary teachers in their own classrooms."

— Lorraine D. Cross, Florida Atlantic University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

eBank Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0495571830 | ISBN-13: 9780495571834)

Streamline course planning with an in-depth outline, extension of activities, possible lecture topics and internet resources.

Audio/Video Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495571903 | ISBN-13: 9780495571902)

Access audio files for over 60 songs in the text, classroom video, references for downloading additional music and video selections, and other classroom lesson plan resources.

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Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495571822 | ISBN-13: 9780495571827)

Student Supplements

Audio/Video Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495571903 | ISBN-13: 9780495571902)

Access audio files for over 60 songs in the text, classroom video, references for downloading additional music and video selections, and other classroom lesson plan resources.

List Price = $29.00  | CengageBrain Price = $29.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $29.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William M. Anderson

William M. Anderson has been a professor of music education at Kent State University for many years. He also has substantial teaching experience in public schools and has authored numerous books on music education.

Joy E. Lawrence

Joy E. Lawrence was a professor of music education at Kent State University for many years. She also had substantial teaching experience in public schools and authored numerous books on music education.