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Music

MUSIC EDUCATION  - Section Code: PEDW9550
New research on the effects of music in our lives and the lives of the children we teach has generated renewed interest in the importance of music education. Take your students to fascinating music sites all over the world. Play music online, delve into the lives of the great composers and musicians, explore music theory and apply it to your own tune. Listen to musicians and examine other teachers’ lesson plans for ideas. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

MUSIC HISTORY  - Section Code: PEDW9551
Music is a central element in every culture and today's students can learn much from studying its history. Music can be incorporated into virtually every subject, from math and science to social studies and history. Visit websites to explore topics from classic composers to ethnic music, to the evolution of today's music including rock, country and jazz. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  - Section Code: PEDW9552
The Internet is an excellent source of information on almost every musical instrument every made. If you teach music, you will find websites with pictures of instruments going back to ancient times. There are sites that will let your students actually hear what each instrument sounds like. The history of the instruments and the people who designed, built, and played them are at your fingertips. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.