Ch 14: MTTC Elementary Education: Performing Arts

About This Chapter

This comprehensive overview of performing arts can enhance you preparations for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment in Michigan. Review comprehensive video lessons to get reacquainted of theater, dance, dramatic works and more.

MTTC Elementary Education: Performing Arts - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter allow you to revisit performing arts concepts you haven't explored in weeks, months or years. Take advantage of this comprehensive review to ensure you're able to answer questions on the MTTC Elementary Education assessment that ask you to:

  • Identify and describe various performing arts genres and characteristics of exemplary works of music
  • Differentiate between melody and harmony, and describe tempo and rhythm
  • List the instrument families of the orchestra, and discuss the elements and genres of theater
  • Analyze dramatic works, and explain the roles in producing a play
  • Share the basic elements and genres of dance and the characteristics of exemplary works of dance
  • Provide terminology and key concepts of ballet dance, and describe contemporary dance and dancers in the U.S.
  • Explain how to use music to teach children, and share ways to teach children through movement and drama

Preparing for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment doesn't have to feel like a chore. Liven up your study sessions by reviewing entertaining video lessons with fun visual and audio effects. Expert instructors provide an in-depth look at performing arts to ensure you fully comprehend this subject area. Also, benefit from short quizzes and a chapter exam that let you gauge your comprehension of the lessons. If you answer any questions incorrectly, simply click the link next to the incorrect answer to revisit the related portion of the video lesson and refresh your knowledge.

9 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTTC Elementary Education: Performing Arts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Music? - Definition, Terminology & Characteristics

1. What is Music? - Definition, Terminology & Characteristics

Do you have a favorite song or band? Have you ever played an instrument or been to a concert? In this lesson, explore what music is and learn some terms and characteristics important to it.

Characteristics of Exemplary Works of Music

2. Characteristics of Exemplary Works of Music

Do you have a favorite piece of music? Why does it speak to you? Some works continue to be played years after they were written. What makes them special? In this lesson, learn about characteristics of exemplary works of music.

Using Music to Teach Children

3. Using Music to Teach Children

Music can be an effective tool for enhancing instruction. In this lesson, you will explore the elements, characteristics, and tools involved with using music to enhance learning experiences.

Performing Arts: Characteristics & Functions

4. Performing Arts: Characteristics & Functions

Performance based arts include both some of the most traditional and most avant-garde forms of expression in the world. In this lesson, we'll take a look at some examples of performance arts and see what defines them.

Performing Arts Genres: Folk, Jazz & Rock

5. Performing Arts Genres: Folk, Jazz & Rock

The U.S. has many different claims to fame, but did you know that it is the birthplace of three very popular forms of music? This lesson explores three home-grown performing arts genres: folk, jazz, and Rock.

Theater: Elements & Genres

6. Theater: Elements & Genres

Theater is one of humankind's oldest symbols of culture and civilization. While theater has accepted systems, sometimes it breaks out and attempts something new. Read about ancient Greece, the usual theatrical elements, and different types of theater.

Dance: Basic Elements & Genres

7. Dance: Basic Elements & Genres

In this lesson, you will learn the art form known as dance. We will discuss the definition of dance, what makes up a dance, and what are some of the most popular dance forms in the United States.

Characteristics of Exemplary Works of Dance

8. Characteristics of Exemplary Works of Dance

In this lesson, we'll learn how to evaluate dance as an art form and why some dances come to be seen as more successful over time. We will also talk about three dances considered to be exemplary: The Nutcracker, The Firebird, and Appalachian Spring.

Teaching Children Through Movement & Drama

9. Teaching Children Through Movement & Drama

The process of teaching children can be more effective when elements of movement and drama are integrated into their lessons. Learn how to create high-impact active learning experiences for students.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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