National Core Arts Standards for Music
Bluegrass: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11
Chinese Traditional: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11
Iraqi Folk: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
Common Anchor #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Common Anchor #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Common Anchor #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Common Anchor #4: Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
Common Anchor #5: Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Common Anchor #6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Common Anchor #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Common Anchor #8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
Common Anchor #9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
Common Anchor #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
Common Anchor #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Common Core Capacities
Through hands-on classroom activities and two culminating interactive performances, Musical Explorers helps to address Common Core Capacities for College and Career Readiness, empowering students through learning activities in which they
- demonstrate independence
- build strong content knowledge
- respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
- comprehend, as well as critique
- value evidence
- come to understand other perspectives and cultures
The Musical Explorers curriculum focuses on building music performance skills, content knowledge, and creativity, while developing core capacities in English language arts and mathematics. Through active listening, describing and analyzing repertoire, writing activities, and a focus on the perspectives of other cultures and communities, Musical Explorers provides students with the opportunity to put these core capacities to use in a musical domain.