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Week of February 20

Grade 7s
Present (sing) their adaptations of O Canada

Grade 8s
Final day to create videos of "Years and Years"
They will be presented in class next week.

Week of February 13

Grade 7s
Complete writing of lyrics to adaptation of O Canada
Practice ready to present next week.

Grade 8s
Making of "Years and Years" video

Week of February 6

Grade 7s
Brainstorm ideas about Canada
In a small group, adapt the lyrics to 'O Canada' to reflect Canada today.

Grade 8s
If plan is complete, begin working of 'Years and Years' video.

Week of January 30, 2017

Grade 7s
Present the soundtracks created for the "Harris Burdick" projects.
Critique the projects.

Grade 8s
With the "Years and Years" group, plan Music Video.
Mr. G's class submit Music Genre assignments by January 31.

Week of January 23, 2017

Grade 7s
Final week to work on Harris Burdick project.
Music tracks should be finished and imported into iMovie.
Picture, words and credits should be added.
These will be presented to class next week.

Grade 8s
1.  Schedule will be established for recording audio of "Years and Years" at recess times.

2. **Ms. F's Class - individual projects on Music Genres are due January 24**
    **Mr. G's Class - individual projects on Music Genres are due January 31**

3.  Lesson on effects and styles of music videos.  Watch examples.
With group, begin to plan music video to accompany audio recording of "Years and Years"
Music Video assignment and rubric

Week of January 16, 2017

Grade 7s
Continue working on Harris Burdick Assignment.

Grade 8s
Work in groups on "Years and Years".  Be ready to audio record later in the week.

Week of January 9, 2017

Grade 7s
Use iRig keyboards and Garage Band to create a soundtrack to go with a Harris Burdick picture and story starter.  There will be two classes to work on this assignment.
Harris Burdick Assignment and Rubric
Due week of January 30.

Grade 8s
1) Individual Music Genres assignment assigned.  Due January 23/24.
Assignment sheet
Rubric
Research chart

2) Learn "Years and Years" by Olly Murs.  Practice in small groups.
Years and Years video
Lyrics


Week of December 12

Grade 7 Ms. Gretes
Present Michael Jackson song/dance on December 8.
To critique of groups as well as self-evaluation.

Grade 7 Ms. Fabiano
Music Comparison
Listen to the original version of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson.  Compare this, in detail, using a Venn diagram with two other versions.  Include specifics about vocals, instrumentation, genre, mood, dynamics.  Choose which version you prefer and explain in detail why this is your choice.
Mr G's class due October 11.
Ms. F's class due October 14.

Michael Jackson
David Cook
Susan Wong
The Bates

Grade 8s
Feedback on Music Genres Presentations
Introduction to Musical Theatre / Matilda.

Week of December 5

Grade 7 Ms. Gretes
Continue practicing song and dance.  Presentation will be next week on December 8.

Grade 7 Ms. Fabiano ** Class will be on Friday December 9
Present Michael Jackson song/dances

Grade 8s
Finish presentations on Music Genres

Week of November 28

Grade 7 - Ms Gretes
With group, begin practicing a song by Michael Jackson.  This is the first of two classes scheduled for this.  Presentation on Wednesday, December 14.

Grade 7 - Ms Fabiano
Continue practicing song and dance.  Presentation will be next week on December 8.

Grade 8's
Presentations on Music Genres.

Week of November 21

Grade 7 - Ms Gretes
With group, present the research on Michael Jackson.

Grade 7 - Ms. Fabiano
With group, begin practicing a song by Michael Jackson.  This is the first of two classes scheduled for this.  Presentation on Thursday, December 8.

Grade 8's
Continue research on Music Genre.
Presentations on November 28 (Franceschinis) and November 29 (Giannone)

Week of November 14

Grade 7 - Ms. Gretes
Michael Jackson -King of Pop 
This is Week 1 of a multi-week project.
Assignment Sheet

Grade 7 - Ms. Fabiano
Present information about Michael Jackson.

Grade 8s
Music Genre assignment
You will have two weeks to work on this in your small group.
Presentations will be the week of November 28 and December 5.  
Be prepared for November 28.

Week of November 7

Grade 7 - Ms. Gretes

Music Comparison
Listen to the original version of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson.  Compare this, in detail, using a Venn diagram with two other versions.  Include specifics about vocals, instrumentation, genre, mood, dynamics.  Choose which version you prefer and explain in detail why this is your choice.
Mr G's class due October 11.
Ms. F's class due October 14.

Michael Jackson
David Cook
Susan Wong
The Bates

Grade 7 - Ms. Fabiano

Michael Jackson -King of Pop 
This is Week 1 of a multi-week project.
Assignment Sheet

Grade 8

Present Michael Jackson songs and dances.
Peer critique each group.

Week of October 31

Grade 7
Students will receive assignments completed.
Discussion about these assignments and expectations.
Introduction to next unit.
No work to be completed.

Grade 8

**Ms F's class will have Music on Friday, November 4 this week due to the Halloween dance.
This will be the second (and final) class allocated for the group Michael Jackson song performance.  Performances will happen next week Monday, November 7 (Ms. F) and Tuesday, November 8 (Mr. G.)

Week of October 24

Grade 7
Students will compare the music of the country that they researched to the music of another country.  Work will be completed in class.

Grade 8
With their group, students will learn and practice a Michael Jackson song from the period that they researched. This will be one of two classes allocated for this. Time will also be given by the homeroom teacher to choreograph a dance to this song.  
Performances of the song and dance together will be on November 7 (Ms. F) and November 8 (Mr. G).

Week of October 17

**As Monday is a holiday, Ms. F's class will have Music on Friday, October 21.

Grade 7 classes
World Music Fair - students will share their research.

Grade 8 classes
Michael Jackson - King of Pop Week 2 - students will present their research findings.

Week of October 10

** As Monday is a holiday, Ms. F's class will have Music on Friday, October 14

Grade 7 classes
Work period to work on World Music Assignments.  
Next week will be the World Music Fair and display boards should be finished.

Grade 8 classes
Michael Jackson -King of Pop 
This is Week 1 of a multi-week project.
Assignment Sheet

Week of October 3

Grade 7 classes
World Music Research Assignment
In a small group (as assigned by teacher) research the music of a specific country/style.  You will be given an introductory page to start you off and well as a list of other resources.  iPads will be available for additional research. Two classes will be given for the research.  
During the week of October 17, you will share your learning in a "World Music Fair".
For this you will need to create a display board and have samples of music to play.


World Music Fair Checklist - Google Docs.pdf

Grade 8 classes
Music Comparison
Listen to the original version of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson.  Compare this, in detail, using a Venn diagram with two other versions.  Include specifics about vocals, instrumentation, genre, mood, dynamics.  Choose which version you prefer and explain in detail why this is your choice.
Mr G's class due October 11.
Ms. F's class due October 14.

Michael Jackson
David Cook
Susan Wong
The Bates



Week of September 26

Grade 7 classes
Electric Guitar Assignment - due at the beginning of next week's class
Electric Guitar

Grade 8 classes
Practice and perform/record your song adaptation. This should be completed by the end of your class.

Week of September 19

Grade 8 classes - No music this week due to dance workshop.  Next week you will have to practice and perform/record your song adaptation.

Grade 7 classes - Practice and perform/record your song adaptation.  This should be completed by the end of your class.

Week of September 12

Students will have the class to complete an adaptation of a song so that it is about Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  The song lyrics must be handed in at the end of the class.
Rubric
Next week, the students will have time to rehearse and then they will perform/record their song.


Week of September 6, 2016

Welcome to the information page for Intermediate Music.
This page will be updated each week with information about the class activity and any assignment information.

Students are to return the bottom portion of the information page to Mrs. Coo during next week's class.

September letter - Google Docs.pdf

Using iPads students will read article about canonization of Mother Teresa.
CNN article

In small groups students will adapt the words of a song that they know to be about Mother Teresa and her canonization.  Some time will be given in next week's class to finish this and to present it.