Unit Length: 10 days Unit Value: 140 points
Grade Scale: C = 105 - 117 B = 118 - 129 A = 130 - 140
(20) _____ 1.
Work alone or with a partner to make flashcards of the 57 important
terms associated with Music and Dance. Answer 4 alone or 8 with partner
correctly when quizzed.
(6) _____ 2. Lecture 1 – “The evolution and purpose of Music and Dance.” Answer 3 teacher
(20) _____ 3. Use the
Powerpoint “Music and Dance Vocab” on the Humanities CD to learn the
important vocabulary associated with Music and Dance. Answer 4
questions posed by the teacher.
(<30) _____ 4.
Complete any reading or combination of readings from the Music and
Dance Reading Sheet. Each section is worth 10 points alone. Notes may
be taken and used.
*(10) _____ 5.
Observe and willingly participate in the Blue Mountain Dance Recital.
*(10) _____ 6. Listen to Mr. Zim’s “House Music” CD and write a one-page reaction that describes your
thoughts/feelings prior to, during, and following the music.
(6) _____ 7. Use the
handout to practice the 5 basic positions of ballet, and prepare to
demonstrate them to the teacher.
(4) _____ 8. Train
your ears to differentiate between and identify 4 different classical
instruments found at the website http://www.empire.k12.ca.us
(12) ____ 9. Listen
to the classical music selections found on the Classical Music CD and
be prepared to identify 3 songs. Teacher map play a 30-second clip from
any portion of the song.
*(6) _____ 10. Read
and react to any 1 dance article found in the available dance magazines.
(15) ____ 11. Prepare
and present an oral/visual presentation about any important/famous
dance production, choreographer, dancer, or style. Length 3-5 minutes.
*(12) ____ 12. Watch
1 musical portion of the film “Fantasia” then write a 1-2 page summary
of the music played, images presented, and your impression of the
combination of the two.
(4) ____ 13. Bring in
a selection of your favorite music, explain what type of music it is,
tell us why you like it, then play it for the class (Use good taste and
*(10) ____ 14. Watch
1 period’s worth of “Cirque du Soleil.” Write a 1-page paper in
which you react to what you saw.
*(8) _____ 15. Participate in an impromptu concert of homemade instruments. Complete the worksheet at the end of the performance.
(20) ____ 16.
Research your favorite musical group, then construct a 3-dimensional
model that best shows the steps they took to reach “stardom”. Present
and discuss your work with the teacher.
(15) ____ 17. Make a #1 list of the greatest performers in each of the following musical genres:
Rap/Hip Hop, Punk, Rock and Roll, Jazz, Blues. Prepare to defend your
(x) _____ 18. Student designed activity with approval of instructor.
Note: up to 120 points allowed by end of Basic/Intermediate Levels. Due by final day of unit.
*(10) ____ 1. Listen to Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with a medium of your own choosing in your hand
(colored pencil, pastel,
pen, chalk, etc.). Chronicle the emotions the musical piece conveyed to
you by drawing in colors/pictures/words as the music proceeds.
*(6) _____ 2. Complete
the Lyric Study project.
*(12) _____ 3. Compose your own original piece of music using standard musical notation or a student-
designed notation. Piece
must be at least 30 seconds in length, may use any instrument(s) of
choice, and should be able to be followed by reading the music sheet.
(8) _____ 4. Choose any
poem/story/original prose and put it to music. Perform it.
*(15) ____ 5. Conduct a formal evaluation of the orchestral performance captured on the video “Carnegie
Hall”. Use the Evaluation Sheet.
(10) ____ 6. Construct a “How to tell the difference between…” sheet in which you give the reader
instructions for telling the difference between 8 different
styles of music.
(8) _____ 7.
Interpretive Dance. Allow teacher to select word-card at random from
Interpretive Dance Sheet, then perform an interpretive dance that best
captures the ideas/emotions of the card.
(10) ____ 8. Work with a partner and demonstrate the movements for one of the following social dance
forms: tango, salsa, waltz, cha-cha, country line-dance,
(12) ____ 9. In a group of 4 or more, orchestrate, dress, and perform a dance that demonstrates the makeup
and movements of atomic particles in the simple molecules of
Hydrogen or Helium.
(30) ____ 10. “Blue Mountain Idols” – details to follow.
Note – Due by end of Marking Period.
(25) _____ 1. Answer one of the following questions in a well-written essay of publishable quality and of length 2-3 pages.
- “Should people be allowed to download music files from the Internet without paying the artist?”
- “Is the music of today contributing to the decline of social and/or moral standards?”
- “The best type of music to listen to is __________ because . . . “
- “Should dancing be considered a valid Olympic sport?”
- “Which is the most difficult of the dance styles to perform?”
- “Should high school
students be taught social dance techniques as part of the curriculum?”
(35) ____ 2. Work in a group of 4 or more to choreograph and perform an original interpretive dance.
Choose a play from
Shakespeare, a current event, any modern social issue, or some other
forum that can serve as inspiration for your troupe. Explain your dance
to the audience before/after the performance, in written/oral form.
(25) ____ 3. Use the Choreographed Dance sheet to design your own dance, perform your own dance, and
instruct 2 others in the dance.
(35) ____ 4. In a group of 4 or more, choose/create musical instruments and construct a band. Perform
a pre-approved piece of music for the class.
Day 1: Assessment Day 6: Assessment
Day 2: Lecture - Evolution and purpose of music and dance Day 7: Blue Mountain Dance Recital
Day 3: Assessment Day 8: Assessment
Day 4: Assessment Day 9: “Blue Mountain Idols”
Day 5: Assessment Day 10: Assessment