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Author Nam, Youngsun, author.
Title Integrating music and language arts : utilizing picture books to teach music in elementary classrooms / by Youngsun Nam.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z954 2012 N36eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 229 pages) : illustrations, music, color.
Content Type text
still image
notated music
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-153).
Summary Music education is vital for children. However, the current thought in education does not consider how crucial the role of music plays in children's lives. In reality, most teachers have faced such challenges as the lack of time, money, resources, and confidence in teaching music in the classrooms. Interdisciplinary approaches appear to be a solution for teachers to implement music education in their classroom by overcoming those challenges. Language arts, especially, is the best subject to combine with music education because the process of learning music and languages has many parallels which promote music and language development simultaneously. In order to practice this interdisciplinary approach, the idea of using children's books to teach music was suggested in this project. There are many reasons for using children's books in teaching music. Using children's literature promotes the children's understanding and their engagement in learning. Also, research studies have indicated that integrating children's books with musical themes enriches the language arts curriculum. By promoting the value of children's books to bridge music and language arts education, this project designed a structured music and language arts curriculum which consists of a series of five music-themed lessons based on children's picture books in order to help the third grade students to learn music while also promoting language arts concepts and skills.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 31, 2012).
Subject Music -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Music and children.
Interdisciplinary approach in education.
Language arts (Elementary)
Picture books for children -- Educational aspects.
Curriculum planning.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Elementary Education.
OCLC number 847544458