General Music K-2

In General Music K-2, students will explore the world of music through singing, playing instruments, moving and listening.  They will develop a beginning recognition of simple music notation and an awareness of the singing voice.  Opportunities will be provided to sing patriotic and fold songs that support civic literacy.  In addition, global awareness will be introduced to the student through experiencing the music of other cultures.  Collaboration skills will be emphasized as students begin to sing and perform on instruments with others.  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 begin relating music to other disciplines, including literature, math, science, and visual art.


Participate in a variety of singing.


Echo and perform rhythms.


Communicate by moving expressively to music (e.g., tempo, accent, form, instrumentation and varied pitches).


Perform an accompaniment (e.g., rhythm, melodic instruments, or body percussion).


Demonstrate, with appropriate guidance, knowledge of music contrasts (e.g., high/low, beat, melodic contour, tonality and meter) in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.


Analyze selected music, read, and perform rhythmic and/or melodic patterns using iconic or standard notation.


Identify musical instruments from a variety of ensembles and cultures.


Discuss appropriate musical terminology.


Explore and/or create musical ideas/devices that represent expressive intent.


Explain and/or demonstrate musical ideas/devices that represent expressive intent.


Explain and demonstrate how personal interests and experiences influence musical selection for specific purposes.


Sing, perform, and relate West Virginia songs to West Virginia history and West Virginia geography.


Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.


Compare and contrast personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation and active listening of music for specific purposes.