The Listening Project
Each classroom studies 30 songs in the canon of 3 genres over the course of the year.
Through active listening, TCS students will gain an appreciation for and knowledge of music across genres and time. Each trimester will introduce a new genre of music. Within these genres, students will listen for vocal and instrumental parts, relate musical terms, and understand the historical connection of diverse musical selections.
Genres for 2015-2016
1st Trimester: Motown
2nd Trimester: World Music
3rd Trimester: Swing, Scat, and Jive
Literacy Activities: Use as a shared reading text. Discuss the message the artist was trying to convey.
Social Studies/History Activities: Note the time period of the song. What was happening in history at that time? Does it reflect cultural or political events?
Math Activities: Fine patterns. Listen for the beat and rhythm in the music.