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.
Table of Contents
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.
Two-Chord and Three-Chord Songs.
Index of Listening Examples.