Emily E. Lin

A&HM 4029

Prof. Frankel

March 2, 2004

Elementary Lesson Plan

Objective: The 4th graders will learn about the String family. They will be able to name the main string instruments in the String family by the end of the lesson.

Purpose: This is part of the ŗMeet the Instrument Families˛ unit I am doing with my students.

Materials Needed: I will be using the Microsoft Musical Instruments software to teach the instruments of the String Family. I will need a projector, screen and speakers so the kids can see and hear everything. I will also bring in the real life string instruments that I have: a bass, a cello, a viola and a violin.

Anticipatory Set: I will open with a critical listening exercise. I will have my students listen to a recording of a string quartet and ask questions about what kinds of instrument they think they are listening to and maybe have them describe what they think the instruments look like.

Procedure:

Check for student understanding: After the procedure, wešll play a game about the string instruments, in jeopardy style. Everyone will participate because they love games, and it will show me what they know. Sample question: This instrument is a little bigger than a viola and has a deeper range, answer: what is the viola?

Closure: Išll ask the students questions about how it relates to our trip to Carnegie Hall and what else we might explore when it comes to the orchestra.

Extensions: We can explore the string instruments of different countries and see how they look and sound similar or different from the ones we learned about today.