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Grade Three

Learning Outcomes Framework            GRADE THREE        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     explore and use harmony and texture to communicate thoughts, experiences and feelings

1.2.1           explore a range of materials and techniques to create, make, and present music

1.3.1     experiment with a range of ways of communicating thoughts, experiences, and feelings through music, with an emphasis on notational styles.

1.3.2           notate, using standard or invented notation, a sound scape

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           improvise simple melodic and rhythmic ostinato accompaniments

2.1.2.          create and present a sound scape

2.2.1           interpret songs and instrumental pieces combining music and movement

2.3.1           create and present songs with rhythmic accompaniment that express personal meaning

2.3.2     sing alone and with others with emphasis on expressive singing, reading, phrasing, range, and more complex textures (e.g., rounds, vocal ostinati)

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     describe music they encounter in their school, at home and in the community, and the variety of purposes for which it is used

3.3.1           explore and make connections between the culture and 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           demonstrate respect for music and musicians of various cultures

4.2.1           explore vocal and instrumental music of various cultures

4.4.1           explore ways in which music expresses and enhances their life experiences

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 a variety of influences on music that they and others create and present

5.1.2     explore and make connections between the personal circumstances of composers and their       musical works

5.2.1           explore connections between music and other arts disciplines

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 to music with emphasis on tone set, articulation, texture, timbre and in tune part singing

6.1.2           share ideas and feelings about each others responses to music

6.2.1     describe their own and others’ music making with emphasis on tone set, articulation, texture and timbre

6.3.1           explore different solutions 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           explore the use of musical technologies of the past and present

7.2.1           identify sound sources and their expressive effects

7.3.1           experiment with available technologies for creating and making music

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           understand that there are many reasons for music making

8.2.1           demonstrate confidence in sharing ideas and feelings with others during their music making

8.3.1           describe in various ways their reasons for creating a particular piece of music


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