Project #3

Elementary Lesson Plan: Grade 3 - 5

Hiromi Baba

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OBJECTIVE:

            ▪ Identify the various instruments by name.

▪ Categorize each instrument as belonging to four categories: strings, woodwinds, bass, and percussion.

▪ Recognize the different sounds each instrument can produce.

▪ List the similarities and differences of instruments found in the elementary band or orchestra.

 

PURPOSE:

Students learn about various musical instruments and the role of each instrument in the orchestra.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Computer with Internet access, projector, musical instruments, CDs, arts supplies

 

ANTICIPATORY SET:

▪ Symphony music playing (CD) as students enter the classroom.

▪ While listening to the music, have student draw/write on a sheet of paper all different types of instrument they can think of.

 

PROCEDURE:

▪ Ask the students to pick out a couple of instruments and ask specific features.

▪ Go to www.nyphilkids.org /instrument storage room and discover the name of each instrument and four categories.

▪ Go to www.library.thinkquest.org /Energy in the air/listen to the sound orchestra and listen to the different sounds of the instruments.

 

 

CHECK FOR STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

▪ Ask students what instruments they like and why they chose it -- what they can tell about the instruments such as features, sounds, etc.  Teacher uses ìMicrosoft Musical Instrumentî (software) and follows the studentís description of the instrument.

▪ Play CD (concerto, chamber music, etc) and ask students what type of instrument they can hear ñ let them show that instrument using either website we have used in class.

 

CLOSURE:

Show PowerPoint slides with music playing each instrument by musicians.  Students pretend playing the music together.

 

EXTENSIONS:

▪ The next lesson will learn about the orchestra: the layout of the modern orchestra and the importance of each instrument to create different music in the orchestra.  Go to www.library.thinkquest.org / the symphony an interactive guide orchestra/ instrument of the orchestra.

▪ Bring instrument(s) to the next class and demonstrate for students or ask students if anyone can play any of the instruments for their classmates.