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Music Secular Homeschool Curriculum Skills List | Third Grade

Music activities are designed to improve the child’s motor skills, listening skills, self-discipline, vocabulary and language skills, social skills, and cultural understanding. Studying music nurtures creativity and builds self-confidence as the child learns to coordinate his movements in rhythm to music.

  • Continue to develop a basic music vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate dynamics and tempo.
  • Listen to and sing various types of music: patriotic, folk, seasonal, spirituals.
  • Continue to improve coordination and express creativity through motions that keep time with music.
  • Develop an ability to understand a song’s message.
  • Compare styles of music.
  • Repeat rhythmic patterns using clapping or instruments.
  • Perform body movements in rhythm with music.
  • Recognize a whole note/rest, quarter note/rest, half note/rest, and eighth note.
  • Understand the meaning of a time signature in music.
  • Perform written rhythmic patterns: whole note/rest, quarter note/rest, half note/rest, eighth note.
  • Create a rhythmic composition.