FOCUS: The fifth grade music program includes choral singing, playing instruments, and movement games. Studies include basic music theory. Explores the development of American Music. FOCUS EXAMPLES: African drumming, study of the Harlem Renaissance and contributions of African-Americans to the development of American Music. ROUTINES: Choral warm-ups, music notation, movement games, practice of performance material, and class discussions with themed cultural perspectives. SKILLS: Understanding solfège, introduction to music notation, song forms, and cultural interpretation through performance.