The seventh grade music program includes choral singing, playing instruments, and movement games. FOCUS: Explores music theory from different points of view (writing, singing, playing). Cultural study of the contribution of African-Americans from slavery to post-slavery that have influenced our music. FOCUS EXAMPLES: African drumming, work slave songs, spirituals, and the blues song form. ROUTINES: Choral warm-ups, music notation, movement games, practice of performance material, and class discussions on themed cultural perspectives. SKILLS: Understands active listening, solfège, music notation, blues song form, and cultural interpretation through performance.