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Topic: Musical styles and genres 

Arts and Communication

 Standard 5.  Knows a range of arts and communication works from various historical and cultural periods
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands diverse cultural contributions to American art forms (e.g., sources of American music genres including blues, swing, gospel; the influence of other cultures on American visual artists)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the sources of American music genres
     2.Understands the sources of American blues
     3.Understands the sources of American swing music
     4.Understands the sources of American gospel music

Music

 Standard 1.  Sings, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Knows songs representing genres (e.g., march, work song, lullaby, Dixieland) and styles (e.g., of various composers, nations) from diverse cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows songs representing genres from diverse cultures
     2.Knows songs representing styles of diverse cultures
     3.Knows characteristics of marching songs
     4.Knows characteristics of work songs
     5.Knows characteristics of lullabies
     6.Knows characteristics of Dixieland music
     7.Knows songs from a variety of composers
     8.Knows songs from a variety of different nations
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows music that represents diverse genres (e.g., sonata, madrigal, jazz, barbershop) and cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows music that represents diverse genres
     2.Knows music that represents diverse cultures
     3.Knows characteristics of sonatas
     4.Knows characteristics of madrigals
     5.Knows characteristics of jazz music
     6.Knows characteristics of the barbershop music
 Standard 2.  Performs on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Knows a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres and styles
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows a varied repertoire of music representing diverse genres
     2.Knows a varied repertoire of music representing diverse styles
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Performs music representing diverse genres and cultures, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Performs music representing diverse genres, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
     2.Performs music representing diverse cultures, with expression appropriate for the work being performed
 Standard 6.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to music and music performances
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows personal preferences for specific musical works and styles
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows personal preferences for specific musical works
     2.Knows personal preferences for specific musical styles
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Knows music of various styles representing diverse cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that different cultures have different styles of music
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the elements of music and expressive devices are used in music from diverse genres and cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the elements of music are used in music from diverse genres
     3.Understands how expressive devices are used in music from diverse genres
 Standard 7.  Understands the relationship between music and history and culture
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Identifies (by genre or style) music from various historical periods and cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Identifies, by genre or style, music from various historical periods
     2.Identifies, by genre or style, music from various cultures
   Benchmark 2.Knows how basic elements of music are used in music from various cultures of the world
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that all cultures use the same basic elements of music in their music
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands distinguishing characteristics (e.g., relating to instrumentation, texture, rhythmic qualities, melodic lines, form) of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres from a variety of cultures
     2.Understands distinguishing characteristics of representative music styles from a variety of cultures
     3.Understands that instrumentation can distinguish the music genres and styles of various cultures
     4.Understands that texture can distinguish the music genres and styles of various cultures
     5.Understands that rhythmic qualities can distinguish the music genres and styles of various cultures
     6.Understands that melodic lines can distinguish the music genres and styles of various cultures
     7.Understands that form can distinguish the music genres and styles of various cultures
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Classifies unfamiliar but representative aural examples of music (e.g., by genre, style, historical period, culture)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Classifies unfamiliar but representative aural examples of music by genre
     2.Classifies unfamiliar but representative aural examples of music by style
   Benchmark 2.Knows sources of American music genres (e.g., swing, Broadway musical, blues), the evolution of these genres, and musicians associated with them
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows sources of American music genres
     2.Knows sources of the swing music genre
     3.Knows sources of the Broadway musical genre
     4.Knows sources of the blues music genre
     5.Understands the evolution of various American music genres
     6.Knows musicians associated with various American music genres