Music Expressions(tm), the general music component of Expressions Music Curriculum(tm), is a literacy-focused music curriculum that includes a wide range of classroom resources for teachers of grades K-8. Each lesson focuses on a particular set of music standards set forth in the National Standards for Arts Education. It provides elementary school students with the curricular foundation needed for secondary-school music disciplines including band, orchestra, chorus, and jazz ensembles. Its spiral structure builds music skills cumulatively from class to class and year to year. Features include embedded assessments, authentic recordings, and diverse content.
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The oversized, spiral-bound Big Books are designed for durability. Musical concepts are introduced and illustrated by colorful artwork---a powerful visual learning aid for younger students. Interactive manipulatives such as attachable activity cards are included for tactile learning and motivation. The Big Book will add visual interest to the lesson and help focus student attention on key concepts.
Robert W. Smith is assistant professor of history at Worcester State College, where he teaches the history of American foreign relations. He is the author of "Keeping the Republic: Ideology and Early American Diplomacy" and is a contributing editor of the online edition of "American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature". He lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
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