The market-leading text for the Elementary School Music Methods course, INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM, was the first to emphasize the theme of integrating music throughout the school day. Anderson and Lawrence show future educators how to make music an effective part of the entire elementary curriculum. The text introduces songs, instruments, sources of age-appropriate music, and methods of making music in a multicultural environment—making it perfect for students with no prior knowledge of music fundamentals. With easy techniques for teaching young children how to sing, play instruments, move to music, create music, listen to music, and understand music, this text relates music to all subject areas. Notably, the authors provide sample lesson plans for kindergarten through grade six, along with more than 150 songs from different cultures and historical periods.
"This book is extremely well organized and has many resources available for teachers to use in their classrooms. It is written and formatted in a very understandable manner, so that once students begin to use it in their university course, they see its usefulness as a resource for when they are elementary teachers in their own classrooms."
William M. Anderson has been a professor of music education at Kent State University for many years. He also has substantial teaching experience in public schools and has authored numerous books on music education.
Joy E. Lawrence was a professor of music education at Kent State University for many years. She also had substantial teaching experience in public schools and authored numerous books on music education.
Preface. Song Index. Introduction. 1. How Children Learn. 2. Guidelines for Teaching Music. 3. Fundamentals of Music: Understanding How Sounds Are Organized in a Musical Composition. 4. Teaching Music through Singing. 5. Teaching Music through Playing Classroom Instruments. 6. Teaching Music through Listening. 7. Teaching Music through Movement. 8. Creativity and Music. 9. Integrating Music with the Study of Peoples, Places, and Cultures. 10. Experiences with Music and Other Arts. 11. Thematic and Content Pedagogy. Appendix A: Selected Soprano Recorder Fingerings. Appendix B: Common Chord Fingerings for the Guitar. Appendix C: Internet Resources for Children and Teachers. Glossary. Two-Chord and Three-Chord Songs. Index of Listening Examples. Index.