A Complete Music Curriculum for 8th grade Chorus or Music Class, ready to teach! Save your precious planning time with this engaging and detailed bundle of lessons. This curriculum covers the fall semester, 18 weeks long with 45 minute classes each day. 111 pages of step by step lessons sequenced to follow the curriculum for 6th and 7th grade. This Word Document includes 90 lesson plans, Unit Plans, and a Pacing Guide with NC Essential Standards for Music tied throughout. Every standard number is typed into each plan so that by using the FIND feature in word, it is easy to find a lesson to cover the skill you need even if you are not following the plan in order. These lessons include a heavy dose of music reading and notation, composing and improvisation, American Music History and Social Studies, and Singing Technique. Rubric Assessments and Differentiation strategies are included in some of the lessons. Specific Unit PPTS are being created to accompany these outline style teacher guides. These lesson plans are not meant to be visually presented to the class, although it is a useful way to keep a group on track.
Units covered in the 8th grade curriculm include
Music Notation Literacy
Music History: Music in America from 1600 to the Present.
Appalachian Ballads and CD Recording Project
Vocal Technique: (ongoing)
Key Signature Unit
Patriotic Music for Veteran’s Day
Sight Singing in Solfege.
Dulcimers and Harmony, Singing with Accompaniment.
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8th Grade Curriculum for Chorus by Rachael Lewis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.