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Grade Two

Learning Outcomes Framework        GRADE TWO                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    demonstrate an awareness of rhythmic/melodic concepts, form, and texture in music

1.2.1           explore and use tone colour to express thoughts, experiences, and feelings

1.2.2     discover and experiment with a range of ways of expressing thoughts, experiences, and feelings through music, with emphasis on texts and tone colour.

1.2.3           explore a variety of rhythmic/melodic concepts and forms to create, make, and present music

1.2.4           improvise simple melodic and rhythmic ostinato accompaniments

1.3.1           perform and record simple rhythmic and melodic patterns, using standard or adapted notation

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           sing alone and with others with emphasis on diction and use of simple ostinato

2.1.2           improvise simple melodic and rhythmic ostinato accompaniments

2.2.1           use movement to enhance their music making

2.3.1           explore songs about the natural world

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:

3.2.1           explore the music they encounter in the community and the purposes it serves in community life

3.3.1     explore instruments from a variety of cultures including those found in the music of Atlantic Canada

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           compare music of various cultures

4.2.1           explore singing games from a variety of cultures

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

5.1.1     explore ways in which their own lives and circumstances influence the music they make and create

5.1.2           explore and make connections between culture and music

5.2.1           use music and visual imagery to interpret their world

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:

6.1.2           respond to music with emphasis on metre, melodic direction, timbre, and in tune singing

6.2.1     describe their own and others’ music making with emphasis on beat, tempo, dynamics, high/low, and same/different

6.3.1           explore possibilities and make choices during the music making process

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           recognize by sign and by sound commonly used classroom instruments

7.2.1           explore various technologies for expressive music making, including electronic sound sources

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

8.2.1           share ideas and feelings with others during their music making

8.3.1           talk about their reasons for making and creating music


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