ELEMENTARY LESSON PLAN
Topic: The Instruments of the Orchestra
Students will be able to:
Ø Recognize instruments by sight
Ø Explain the role of each section of in the orchestra
Ø Name the instruments of the orchestra
Ø Recognize some of the instruments by sound
Ø Students will be walking into the classroom as Beethoven¹s ³5th Symphony² plays from the sound system.
Ø After the students have come into the classroom, Beethoven will be slowly turned down and the lights will go down as well in preparation for a Power Point Presentation on, ³The Instruments of the Orchestra.²
Ø The presentation¹s focus will be on how the families of instruments work together to establish a relationship known as the symphony orchestra.
Ø During the presentation, most of the slides will have sound as well as animation and a voice over explaining some of the finer points of the sections of the orchestra.
Ø Digital projector
Ø Power Point software
Ø Classical Music websites
Ø Remote Pointer w/Laser attachment (so I can move freely about the room) while the presentation is in progress.
Ø Small groups of four (4) students per group brainstorm what they have learned during the lesson.
Ø Each group makes up three (3) questions to ask the other groups in the class in a ³Quiz Show² type format (for possible extra credit).
Ø Through the ³Quiz Show², the closure/summary is sort of taken care of in a non-passive manner. The kids are very active in a game format.
Ø If this is not enough closure (get therapy!) (just kidding), ask each group to come up with a short (3-4 sentences) ³wrap-up² of the lesson.
Ø After all groups have read their ³wrap-ups² aloud, the groups can compare to see what they either left out or included that was similar to the other groups.
Ø Students may go onto interactive websites that are given by the teacher.
Ø Students may use the computer lab with some basic software titles to enhance what was learned during class time.