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An American Methodology 
Second Edition
An Inclusive Approach to Musical Literacy
By Ann Eisen and Lamar Robertson
Spiral-bound Book
440 pages
Grades K - 6

A suggested sequence of teaching musical elements using the Kodaly philosophy. The curriculum is based on generally accepted American folk songs. This second edition includes examples of art songs which can be sung by upper elementary students.

In a companion book, Yearly Plans (item# 804041, available separately), yearly plan flow charts are suggested for approximate times during a month for certain goals and objectives. This curriculum is based on 2-3 lessons per week.

This second edition includes corrections to previous editions, revisions to the curriculum sections, many new folk songs and the additional art music appendix. The model lesson plans section has been expanded to include additional examples of preparation, presentation and practice plans for kindergarten through grade six. The MENC National Standards are included in the model lessons. 

Additional folk songs that are appropriate for classroom pedagogy and fun for singing are also in the second edition. A source is included when available. A section for teaching compound rhythms and 6/8 meter in either second or third grade can now be found at the end of the second grade chapter and teaching the triplet rhythm is at the end of the sixth grade chapter. All listening examples are fully coordinated between An American Methodology, Yearly Plans and From Folk Songs to Masterworks (item 837268, available separately).

Sources for almost every song in Appendix E and Appendix F are listed as well as the country/state of origin. The Lesson Planning chapter includes more information for planning classroom music lessons according to the 3 P's as well as additional lesson plan examples.

Contents:
Introduction/Introduction to Second Edition
What Is the Kodaly Philosophy of Music Education?

Part I: Lesson Planning
Chapter 1. What Is Preparation, Presentation and Practice
Chapter 2. Helping Children to Sing Tunefully
Chapter 3. How to Teach Songs (Rote/Reading)
Chapter 4. How to Teach a Game
Chapter 5. Tips on Lesson Planning and Teaching Sequences
                Suggested Sequences

Part II: Methodology
Chapters 6 - 12: Kindergarten through Grade 6 
 
Part III: Materials
Chapter 13. Song Lists
Chapter 14. Yearly Plans

Part IV: Appendices 
   Appendix A  Glossary of Terms
   Appendix B  Model Lesson Plans
   Appendix C  Folk Song Index
   Appendix D  Art Music Index
   Appendix F  Art Music Songs
Bibliography
Index

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This book is one of the best resources out there for Kodaly inspired music educators. I had to add it to m collection!
Sarah C on Jun 1, 2014
I am a music teacher and this is a resource I was told about by a colleague. Super useful.
Donna W on Jun 1, 2013
Elementary music curriculum
Megan S on Aug 21, 2013
I'm an elementary general music teacher who is planning to take Kodaly Level 1 Certification at Drake University this summer.
Rose S on Feb 19, 2013
What edition is this and in what year was it copyrighted? I need to make sure I have the correct edition. Thanks.
Andrea M on Mar 17, 2015
Best Answer: This is the 2nd edition; copyright 2010
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