This Beginnings of Rock Music Unit of Work has been created with the Middle School and General Music student in mind. It has a focus on the Elements of Music Listening Analysis, Paragraph Writing and the use of the Super Six Strategies.
Included in this resource are:
• TWO versions – one printable and one classroom/display
• How Rock was Born, Music of Africa, Features of African Music, Untuned Percussion, Tuned Percussion, Wind and String Instruments, History of Jazz Music, Jazz Instruments, Features of Jazz Music
• Spelling words, definition match it cards, vocabulary activity
• Super Six Comprehension Strategies- Making Connections, Monitoring, Predicting, Questioning, Summarising and Visualising
• Elements of Music Listening Questions, with links to suggested music
• TWO different versions of Elements of Music Paragraph Writing Templates – P.E.E.L. and T.X.X.X.C
• Suggested performance pieces with links
• BONUS Extension Activities
This unit of work is a great way to get your students understanding and appreciating where the music they listen to has its origins. Your students will enjoy the variety of music embedded in the unit – both listening to it and having the opportunity to perform it on the instruments available to them in your classroom.
When I teach this unit, I use the African Ensemble Assignment as a fun performing and composition assessment. Be sure to check it out in my store!
Julia from Jooya
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