- explore and respond to music of various cultures
- combine music and movement in their music making
- perform simple rhythmic patterns
- explore songs and musical games found in Atlantic Canada
- explore reasons for making music in school and community
- explore music they encounter in the community and the purposes it serves in community life.
- explore instruments from a variety of cultures including those found in the music of Atlantic Canada.
- compare music of various cultures.
- explore singing games from a variety of cultures.
- explore ways in which their own lives and circumstances influence the music they make and create.
- explore and make connections between culture and music.
- describe music they encounter in their school, at home, and in the community, and the variety of purposes for which it is used.
- explore and make connections between the culture and music of Atlantic Canada.
- explore vocal and instrumental music of various cultures.
- explore ways in which music expresses and enhances their life experiences.
- understand that there are many reasons for music making.
- examine how diverse peoples in their province express their culture.
- describe ways in which stories, folk tales, music, and artistic expression reflect the traditions and beliefs of particular cultural groups.
- recognize the role of language in cultural identity.
- examine how and why the customs and traditions of people in their province may change.
Gaelic (grades 3-6) General Curriculum Outcomes
- students will be able to communicate effectively in Gaelic and will be able to interact appropriately in a variety of interactive situations linked to their needs and interests.
- students will be expected to demonstrate an appreciation for and understanding of, and make connections to, Gaelic culture through various contexts and expressions of Gaelic language.
- demonstrate an understanding of and use a variety of everyday courtesy phrases; respond to questions about self.
- demonstrate respect for and understanding of the culture, lifestyle, and experiences of the Gael in Nova Scotia, and make connections to one’s own culture.
- recognize and acknowledge cultural diversity in the broader Nova Scotia community (e.g., Acadian, Mi’kmaw, Gaelic, African Nova Scotian, Ukrainian, Irish).
- research and examine the origins of the Gaels in Nova Scotia.
- compare and contrast the contemporary and traditional lifestyle of the Gaels in Nova Scotia.
- describe their music-making experiences in their community.
- identify, describe, and compare instruments from a variety of cultural and historical contexts.
- use their knowledge and experience to respect and value the musical contributions of cultural groups in their own community.
- examine the human landscape of Canada
- identify, describe, and compare styles of music from a variety of cultural and historical contexts.
- demonstrate an awareness of musicians in their community.
- use their knowledge and experience to respect and value the contributions of cultural groups in Canada.
- participate in, describe, and compare music experiences in their school and community.
- experiment with styles, techniques, and instruments from a variety of cultural and historical contexts in creating, making, and presenting music.
- explore the concept of culture and demonstrate an understanding of its role in their lives.
- classify elements of culture as material or non-material.
- investigate how cultures are transmitted from generation to generation.
- identify factors that shape culture.
- examine how traditions relate to culture in a selected cultural region.
- analyze how the arts reflect beliefs and values in a selected cultural region.
- identify visual arts, crafts, dance, and music practised in the region.
- analyze how music and dance reflect the beliefs and values of the culture.
- examine the importance of language, literature, and theatre arts as expressions of culture in a selected cultural region.
- examine the extent to which language is important in preserving culture.
- use examples of literature and oral tradition to explain how cultural values and beliefs are reflected.
- demonstrate an understanding of the importance of theatre arts in expressing culture.
- illustrate an understanding of how cultures from around the world have contributed to the development of Canada’s multicultural mosaic.