Unit of Inquiry
Throughout this unit, students will be experiencing what beat and rhythm are, and we will talk about how beat and rhythm are used in music. Students will play various beat and rhythm with instruments which help them understand how beat and rhythm works in music. We will also talk about where we can find beat and rhythm in our daily life and community. Students will make their own rhythm with popsicle sticks and toy cars and instruments that encourages them to use their imaginations and presents their creativities. Finally, students will create a song with rhythms and then they will perform their own song in front of the entire class to display one of IB learner profile, risk-taker. The goal of this unit is helping students understand the use beat and rhythm and how it creates meanings through music.
Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: We can communicate ideas and feelings through music.
1. Form –What high and low sounds look like?
2. Function – How do rhythm and beat work together in music?
3. Connection – Can we create rhythm patterns with words?
Related Concepts: Patterns, Rhythm, Beat
Lines of Inquiry:
1. What high and low sounds look like
2. Beat and rhythm are working together
3. How words and rhythms help each other
Learner Profile Attributes: Risk-taker, Thinker & Communicator
Approaches to Learning:
T1.1.2 Consider meaning taken from materials and events.
SS1.1.4 Practise empathy and care for others.
Students will do summative assessment as a group. They will create a song using rhythms that they will be studying throughout the unit. Student will develop their understanding of what the beat and rhythm are and their social skills as they work as a team. In addition, students will make their own lyrics to make a song to express their ideas and feelings.
What can you do for your child at home:
You can help your child find beat and rhythm in your home and you can make various rhythm patterns at home with toys, pictures, etc. If you can play any instrument, please play with your child different beat and rhythm as well as try to create your own rhythm together.