Music education provides students with opportunities to explore the world of music through singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening and to develop skills to perform, create, and appreciate music. Civic literacy is developed in music education through the study of patriotic and folk music. In addition, global awareness will be introduced to the student through experiencing the music of other cultures. Collaboration skills will be emphasized as students learn to perform with others in various ensembles. Critical-thinking skills will be sharpened as students actively listen and respond to what they hear. Creativity and problem-solving skills will be developed through simple composition and improvisation. Students will relate music to other disciplines, including literature, math, science, and visual art.