Using Musicals as a Medium to Integrate Reading, Writing & Character in the 2nd-Grade Music Classroo

August 7, 2013 / By: Shoshanah Drake

In today's society, trends in education promote standards and test scores. The arts are often placed on a back burner to allow time for the assessed areas, and although music has been included as a core subject area, general music teachers are still frequently in a fight for time and resources for their students. Integrating subjects into the music classroom, without taking away the solid music curriculum allows music classes to be seen as a partner with the other core subject areas. Although integration can happen in many different areas, this paper discusses integrating reading, writing, and character into the creation of musicals for the second-grade music classroom.