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Curriculum Compatibility

Our Compatibility To The Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks

This information might be helpful in identifying the various curriculum frameworks and learning strands which will be addressed by Drum Workshop programs. This is not intended to be a complete representation of Drum Workshop programs or capabilities. Drum Workshop programs reflect the guiding principles found not only in the Curriculum Frameworks, but in the tenets of Howard Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligences” model of learning and understanding. In reviewing the instructional strategies that the Drum Workshop establishes, we found the following links with the Frameworks:

The Arts Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts Strand
Learning Strand 3: Dance as Expression
Learning Strand 7: Reading and Notation
Learning Strand 8: Playing Instruments
Learning Strand 9: Improvisation and Composition
Learning Strand 11: Acting
Learning Strand 19: Process of Artistry: Drafting, Revising, Exhibiting
Learning Strand 21: Purposes of the Arts.
Learning Strand 22: Roles of Artists in Communities
Learning Strand 23: Concepts of Style, Stylistic Influence, and Stylistic Change
Learning Strand 24: Materials, Inventions and Technologies
Learning Strand 27: Interdisciplinary Connections

History and Social Science
Learning Standard 2: Historical Understanding
Learning Standard 3: Research, Evidence, and Point of View
Learning Standard 4: Society, Diversity, Commonality, and the Individual
Learning Standard 5: Interdisciplinary Learning: Religion, Ethics, Philosophy, and Literature
Learning Standard 6: Interdisciplinary Learning: Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology in History
Learning Standard 8: Places and Regions of the World
Learning Standard 9: The Effects of Geography
Learning Standard 19: Citizenship

Science and Engineering Technology
Position & Motion of Objects: Demonstrate that sound is produced by vibrating objects. Students investigate ways of altering properties of sound such as pitch and loudness by changing the characteristics of its source.

Patterns, Relations, and Functions: Identify, describe, extend, and create a wide variety of patterns.
Represent and describe mathematical relationships.

English Language Arts
  • Identify, describe, and apply knowledge of the structure of the English language and Standard English conventions for sentence structure, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
  • Pose questions, listen to ideas of others and contribute their own information or ideas in group discussion and interviews in order to acquire new knowledge.
  • Make oral presentations that demonstrate appropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and the information to be conveyed.
  • Identify the basic facts and essential ideas in what they have read, heard, or viewed.
  • Compare and contrast similar myths and narratives from different cultures and geographic regions.
  • Plan and present effective dramatic readings, recitations, and performances that demonstrate appropriate consideration of audience and purpose.
  • Design and create coherent media productions with a clear focus, adequate detail, and consideration of audience, purposes, and medium.

Use open-ended research questions, different sources of information, and appropriate research methods to gather information for their research project
Select and use appropriate genres, modes of reasoning, and speaking styles when writing for different audiences and rhetorical purposes.

Write compositions with a clear focus, developing the composition with logically related ideas to develop it, and adequate supporting details.