Teacher Page – Assignment 2

Welcome teachers & educators to the ‘Teacher Page’ for Assignment #2. Here you will find instructions for pacing, information regarding outcomes for lessons and materials in this unit of work. In this course we have both a special needs student and a gifted & talented student; below you will find links to short profiles on both students and information on how you may tailor a lesson to suit their individual needs. Modified activities for Special Needs and Gifted & Talented can be found at the bottom of the Performance, Composition and Listening pages. In this unit of work, students will be learning about a number of different music concepts through Popular Music.

Special Needs – Noel

Gifted & Talented – Kathryn

Pacing

For each section of this unit of work, I would recommend that students spend 2-3 lessons on each. The unit is designed to be spaced over 4 weeks so you may divide your time accordingly.

Required/Prior Knowledge

As this unit of work is aimed at a Stage 5 music class in the Elective Course, it is hoped, not expected, that students can somewhat read and have some understanding of both traditional and non-traditional music notation. Students may also benefit from having previously had some experience playing or performing on a musical instrument.

Outcomes & Learning

Through the activities and lessons outlined in the Student Page, students will achieve the following outcomes of the NSW Board of Studies Music Syllabus:

5.3 performs music selected for study with appropriate stylistic features demonstrating solo and ensemble awareness

5.4 demonstrates an understanding of the musical concepts through improvising, arranging and composing in the styles or genres of music selected for study

5.6 uses different forms of technology in the composition process

5.7 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through the analysis, comparison and critical discussion of music from different stylistic, social, cultural and historical contexts

5.10 demonstrates an understanding of the influence and impact of technology on music

Students in this unit of work will learn to:

– perform musical compositions and arrangements both individually and in groups characteristic of the compulsory and additional topics studied

– improvise and arrange both individually and in groups in the styles of the compulsory and additional topics studied

– listen to, analyse and compare a range of repertoire characteristic of the compulsory and additional topics studied

Students will learn about music concepts through:

– understanding how the musical concepts are used and manipulated in compositions and arrangements in a range of styles, periods and genres

– creating compositions both individually and in groups characteristic of the compulsory and additional topics studied

– identifying and discriminating between ways in which musical concepts have been used and manipulated

All outcomes and learning experiences are taken from the NSW Board of Studies Year 7-10 Music Syllabus.

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