For Teachers: Standards

The following is a sample list of standards we can address by studying the folk music & history of the American Civil War.  With the assistance of our host school, we can select specific standards to address and practice during our residency:

State of NH Curriculum Frameworks:

ARTS EDUCATION: K-12 CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK for the ARTS (2001):

  • Curriculum Standard 6: Listen to, analyze, and describe music.
    GRADE 4:
    a. identify simple music forms when presented aurally;
    b. demonstrate perceptual skills by moving to, inquiring about, and describing aural examples of music from various styles representing diverse cultures;
    c. use appropriate terminology in explaining music, music notation, music instruments and voices, and music performances;
    d. identify the sounds of different instruments, including many orchestra and band instruments, and instruments from various cultures…
    e. respond through purposeful movement to selected prominent features in a piece of music.
    GRADE 8:
    b. analyze how elements of music are expressed in diverse genres and cultures
    c. demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions in their analyses of music.
    GRADE 12:
    a. analyze aural examples of a varied repertoire of music, representing diverse genres and cultures, by describing the uses of elements of music and expressive devices;
    b. demonstrate extensive knowledge of the technical vocabulary of music;
    c. identify and explain composition devices and techniques used to provide unity, variety, and tension and release in a musical work, and give examples of other works that make similar uses of these devices and techniques.
  • Curriculum Standard 8: Understand relationships among music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
    GRADE 4:
    a. identify similarities and differences in the meanings of common terms used in the various arts;
    b. identify ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines are related to those of music.
    GRADE 8:
    b. describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines are related to those of music.
    GRADE 12:
    a. explain how elements, artistic processes and organizational principals, such as unity or variety, are used in similar and distinctive ways in the various arts ;
    b. compare characteristics of the arts within a particular period, style, or culture;
    c. explain ways in which the principles and subject matter of various disciplines outside the arts are interrelated with those of music.
  • Curriculum Standard 9: Understand music in relation to history and culture.
    GRADE 4:
    a. identify by genre or style aural examples of music from various historical periods and cultures;
    b. describe in simple terms how elements of music are used in various world cultures;
    c. identify many uses of music in their daily experiences and describe characteristics
    that make certain music suitable for each use;
    GRADE 8:
    a. describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from different cultures…
    c. compare the role of musicians, the function music serves and conditions under which music is typically performed, in several cultures of the world.
    GRADE 12:
    a. classify by genre or style and by historical period or culture unfamiliar but
    representative aural examples of music and explain the reasoning behind their
    classifications;
    b. identify sources of American music genres, trace the evolution of those genres, and cite well-known musicians associated with them;
    c. identify various roles that musicians perform, cite representative individuals who
    have functioned in each role, and describe their activities and achievements.

K-12 CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK for SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Theme A:  Conflict and Cooperation
  • Theme C:  People, Places and Environment
  • Theme H:   Individualism, Equality and Authority
  • Theme I:  Patterns of Social and Political Interaction
  • Theme J:  Human Expression and Communication

Specific Social Studies Standards:

  • GEOGRAPHY
    SS:GE:4: Human Systems
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of human migration; the complexity of cultural mosaics; economic interdependence; human settlement patterns; and the forces of cooperation and conflict among peoples.
  • HISTORY
    SS:HI:1: Political Foundations and Development
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major ideas, issues and events pertaining to the history of governance in our state and nation.
    SS:HI:3: World Views and Value systems and their Intellectual and Artistic Expressions 
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of conceptions of reality, ideals, guidelines of behavior and forms of expression.
    SS:HI:4: Economic Systems & Technology 
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the changing forms of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services over time.
    SS:HI:5: Social/Cultural
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of various social groups, including their values, beliefs and practices, over time.
  • WORLD HISTORY
    SS:WH:1: Political Foundations and Developments
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of major events, ideas and issues pertaining to the history of governance.
    SS:WH:2: Contacts, Exchanges & International Relations
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of the interactions of peoples and governments over time.
    SS:WH:4: Economic Systems & Technology
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of the changing forms of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services over time.
    SS:WH:5: Social/Cultural
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of the diversity of values, beliefs, and practices of individuals and groups over time.
  • CIVICS & GOVERNMENTS
    SS:CV:1: The Nature and Purpose of Government
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of governments, and the fundamental ideals of government of the United States.

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