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MODEST MUSSORGSKY
"Promenade" from Pictures at an Exhibition

GRADES K-2
OVERVIEW: Music Concepts and Objectives/Outcomes (that is, student learning outcomes) are indicated on each lesson. Over these 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Beat, Tempo, and Patterns), Melody, Form (Phrase and Sections), Texture, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Performing/Playing, Evaluating, Creating, Describing/Analyzing, and Relating music to other subject areas such as art and history.

The lessons for "Promenade" from Pictures at an Exhibition for grades K–2 are:
Lesson #1: Walk (Promenade) and Tap the Beat
Lesson #2: Sing and Play the Melody
Lesson #3: Comparing Two Versions of the Same Piece

GRADES 3-5
OVERVIEW: Music Concepts and Objectives/Outcomes (that is, student learning outcomes) are indicated on each lesson. Over these 3 lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm (Beat, Tempo, and Patterns), Melody, Form (Phrase and Sections), Texture, and Tone Color/Timbre are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Performing/Playing, Evaluating, Creating, Describing/Analyzing, and Relating music to other subject areas such as art and history.

The lessons for "Promenade" from Pictures at an Exhibition for grades 3–5 are:
Lesson #1: Tap to the Beat and Walk (Promenade) with Pathways and Levels
Lesson #2: Sing and Play the Theme
Lesson #3: Different Versions to Compare and Share

The plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned her bachelor of music degree from Ohio University and both a master of music and a doctor of musical arts in general music from Arizona State University. She has taught at Oberlin Conservatory, UNC-Greensboro and in public schools over the past 20 years and is a specialist in early childhood/elementary general music with special training in Orff, Kodály and Dalcroze.

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