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Learning Outcomes Framework                       GRADE PRIMARY       Music - P-6

(N.S. Department of Education, April 2004)             SPECIFIC CURRICULUM OUTCOMES

GCO 1:  Students will be expected to explore, challenge, develop, and express ideas, using the skills, language, techniques, and processes of the arts.

Students will be expected to:

1.1.1    distinguish between beat, rhythm, fast/slow, higher/lower, loud/soft, the speaking voice, and the

singing voice

1.2.1     explore a range of ways of expressing thoughts, experiences, and feelings through music, with

emphasis on sound sources

1.2.2           explore rhythm, dynamics, and pitch to communicate thoughts, experiences, and feelings

1.2.3           participate in activities that explore a variety of sound sources

1.3.1     record simple rhythmic patterns, using adapted notation and record up and down motion of melodies using contour mapping

GCO 2:  Students will be expected to create and/or present, collaboratively and independently, expressive products in the arts for a range of audiences and purposes.         

Students will be expected to:

2.1.1           perform simple rhythmic patterns

2.1.2           explore improvising answers in the style similar to a given rhythmic and melodic phrase

2.2.1           combine music and movement in their music making

2.3.1           explore songs about celebration and family

2.3.2           participate in group music making

GCO 3:  Students will be expected to demonstrate critical awareness of and value for the role of the arts in creating and reflecting culture.

Students will be expected to:

3.1.1     describe and share music they encounter at home, both in daily life and as part of seasonal celebrations

3.1.2           talk about their music making in school and at home

GCO 4:  Students will be expected to respect the contributions to the arts of individuals and cultural groups in local and global contexts, and value the arts as a record of human experience and expression.

Students will be expected to:

4.1.1           explore and respond to music of various cultures

4.4.1           explore music as part of their daily classroom activities

GCO 5:  Students will be expected to examine the relationship among the arts, societies and environments.

Students will be expected to:

5.2.1           use music and movement to describe personal experience

GCO 6:  Students will be expected to apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to reflect on and respond to their own and others’ expressive works.

Students will be expected to:

6.1.1           respond through movement to simple melodies with emphasis on beat, tempo, and dynamics

6.2.1           describe high/low, fast/slow, and loud/soft

6.3.1           explore rhythmic, melodic and dynamic possibilities during their music activities

GCO 7:  Students will be expected to understand the role of technologies in creating and responding to expressive works.Students will be expected to:

7.1.1           identify, by sight and sound, musical technologies with which they have personal experience

7.1.2           demonstrate an awareness of how to make sounds using classroom technologies

GCO 8:  Students will be expected to analyze the relationship between artistic intent and the expressive work.  Students will be expected to:

8.1.1           talk about reasons for making music at home

8.2.1           share ideas and feelings during music making


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