Music Moments to Teach Academics
By Kerri Lynn Nichols
170 pages plus resource pages
This third edition text, designed for classroom teachers as well as music specialists, is a source book of activities, research, and practical ideas to help teachers integrate music into the curriculum to enhance learning. The introductory chapters illuminate conceptual teaching, essential movement patterns for brain development and function, and three approaches to integrating music as an intelligence: supplemental, cognitive, and social-emotional. The remaining chapters are organized by subject, including math, science, language arts, social studies, visual art, and wellness. A resource section provides teachers with additional support for music experiences.
Chapter 1- Introduction to Music Experiences:
Music Is a Language
What Is Music (Singing, Playing & Making Instruments, Unconventional Sound Sources, Listening, Creating, Dancing, Music Is, Personal Music Reflection Inventory)
The Elements & Concepts of Music
The National Standards For the Arts.
Chapter 2- Approaches to Integration. 3 Approaches to Music Integration:
Social (Building Community, The 4 A's of Audience, The Sandwich Principle, Social Music Integration Links)
Cognitive (Music Moments, BrainDance, BrainPlay, Lesson Plan Format, Day Plan Format)
Chapter 3- Language Arts & Music: The Concepts of Language Arts; Music Moments.
Chapter 4- Mathematics & Music: The Concepts of Mathematics; Music Moments.
Chapter 5- Science & Music: The Concepts of Science; Music Moments.
Chapter 6- Social Studies & Music: The Concepts of Social Studies; Music Moments.
Chapter 7- Visual Arts & Music: The Concepts of Visual Arts; Music Moments.
Chapter 8- Wellness & Music: The Concepts of Wellness; Music Moments.
Chapter 9- Pedagogy: Tips For Success.
Chapter 10- Resources: Materials, Music Name Games, Vocal Warm-Ups, Familiar Tunes, Music Forms & Structures, Block Charts, Simple Rhythmic Notation, Melody Chart, Glossary, General Discography, Conceptual Discography, Bibliography, Websites, Videography, Rhythmic Notation Paper, Staff Paper.
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