Media –Rich Lesson Plan Teacher Training Institute Prairie Public Name: Verlene “Beanie “ Stotts TITLE: Introducing the Instruments of the Band GRADE LEVEL(S): Grade 4, 5, 6 TIME ALLOTMENT: 2-3 Class periods. The glogs are separated by Woodwind family, Brass family, and Percussion family with the class period in mind. The instructor can do one unit a day or combine them as they see fit for their individual class. OVERVIEW: This lesson is educating the incoming students of the instrument choices to play in band. This can be done in the elementary classroom OR through the evening instrument fitting process that many band programs use to help students find a good fit for success in Band. The students will be expected to look through the entire Glogs and then select 2-3 different instruments to complete a provided questionnaire. SUBJECT MATTER: Subject areas will include Music, Reading/Language Arts, Technology LEARNING OBJECTIVES: This lesson is intended to give the students an overview on all of the instruments available to play in the band program. This overview is provided through reading, watching and listening to video clips. Each student is asked to select two or three instruments that they want a better understanding about. It also shows the students and what is involved with playing the certain instruments they may be interested in learning to play. The students are asked to fill out a questionnaire about the information they accessed and draw conclusions about their favorites. This will help the student begin the process of identifying the type and sound of instrument that he/she may ultimately play. The questionnaire will help the fitting specialist with the student’s interest as well. STANDARDS: Fargo Public Schools Band Standards 6.6.1 Understand appropriate terminology to describe specific music events. 8.6.2 Know how principles and concepts of other disciplines are related to those of music. 9.6.3 Know the functions of music, the roles of musicians, and the conditions of performance in several cultures of the world. 10.6.1 Understanding of care and maintenance procedures specific to their instrument. Fargo Public Schools Library Media Standards: 1.6.1 Student will use resources and tools to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge 2.6.2 Students will use resources and tools to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. 4.6.1 Students will use resources and tools to pursue personal and aesthetic growth. 21st Century Skills – Critical Thinking -Identifies and presents the student’s own perspective and position as it is important to the analysis of the issue. -Identifies and considers other salient perspectives and positions that are important to the analysis of the issue. -Identifies and assesses the quality of supporting data/evidence. -Identifies and assesses conclusions, implications and consequences. Problem Solving/Research -Define the Problem or Task (Inquire) -Access & Evaluate Information -Develop & share a solution DIGITAL MEDIA COMPONENTS – VIDEO AND/OR WEB: Glogster EDU: A complete educational solution http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Music/Woodwind-17555.html http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/instruments/woodwinds.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/instruments/brass.htm http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Music/Brass-17557.html http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/instruments/percussion.htm http://prezi.com/eurxboajyjmx/fun-facts-history-of-percussion/ http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Music/Percussion-17558.html Youtube clips: Sing a song of songs performed by the Hard-Bop Sax Quartet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhSg7XrC2bE Various pieces by The Concordia Percussion Ensemble http://www.youtube.com/user/CCPercussion/videos?shelf_index=1&view=0&sort =dd Army Field Band Trombone Quartet - Super Mario Brothers -SRU Trombone Day at the Rock (2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB3dcSgnVTk Music & Instruments : How Does a Saxophone Work? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MexOZ2Z-Kwg Bill Clinton Saxophone 1992 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTkUeb6zQFA Prairie Public Resources//Our Minnesota Legacy Programs Jazz Arts Group of Fargo Moorhead http://www.prairiepublic.org/television/minnesota-legacy-productions/jazz-artsgroup-of-fargo-moorhead Fargo Moorhead Symphony Young Peoples Concert http://www.prairiepublic.org/television/minnesota-legacy-productions/fargomoorhead-symphony-orchestras-young-peoples-concert Fargo Moorhead Symphony Woodwind Quartet http://www.prairiepublic.org/television/minnesota-legacy-productions/fargomoorhead-symphony-orchestra-woodwind-quintet Musical Concepts http://www.prairiepublic.org/television/minnesota-legacyproductions/musical-concepts MATERIALS: For the class to view this lesson on Glogster EDU, you will need a projector hooked up to your computer and a screen or whiteboard to project it on. You also want your audio hooked up for the presentation. You can view the each glog by clicking on the following url: http://stotts.edu.glogster.com/woodwind-family http://stotts.edu.glogster.com/the-brass-family http://stotts.edu.glogster.com/the-percussion-family If you do not have an EDUcator Premium account on Glogster EDU, you can register for an EDUcator Free account by going to www.gloster.com and clicking on the green “I WANT IT” button. This will take you to their pricing page. I strongly recommend the purchase, as there truly is not a similar tool available at their prices. To sign up for a free 30 day trial scroll down towards the bottom and click on the words “Free Version PLUS a 30 Day Premium Trial.” Ideally each student should have their own computer, laptop, or device with ear buds. They also need a pencil and the questionnaire to fill out. I would recommend that they do not get the questionnaire until they have navigated through the entire glog. This is the student glog questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/a/fargoschools.org/document/d/1CJqf5dmn7yeNYKzkvti QizXS2gXPUFwbQ3RFD-DP3RU/edit PREP FOR TEACHERS: Be familiar with the glogs and their purpose. The glogs are interactive, so the students should click on all components to access all of the information. Allow each student time to surf throughout the glog before giving them their questionnaire. INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY: 1. Before introducing this lesson, the students will have already had their introduction on the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments. 2. Give the students a notecard or half sheet of paper to record their initial instrument in the woodwind and brass family they would like to play as a band member. Collect and discuss what they will be doing for the remainder of the class period. LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 1. Go through the Glog on the presenter with the students observing. Start with video right by the woodwind, brass or percussion family text. This is a whole overview with all the instruments in that family. Now, introduce one of the instruments, explaining that this is how they need to do it. Read through the Did you know … portion, then click on the picture(s) to enlarge it, click on the video(s), then go to the small arrowed square in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to enlarge the viewing screen. 2. Now instruct the students to do the same for each of the instruments on the glog. They need to know enough information about each instrument to make a decision which they are interested in learning more about. 3. After the students have spent the majority of the class period researching the instruments, pass out the questionnaire and ask them to fill out the information, using the glog. 4. Continue the activity with the other family of instrument Glogs. MATERIALS: 2. Notecard/ half sheet of paper and a pencil. MATERIALS: 1. Glog projected on screen, drawing their attention to each portion as you discuss. 2. Computer, laptop, or devices. 3. Questionnaire and pencil. CULMINATING ACTIVITY: 1. After the activity, explain to the students that they will be presenting to the class their top instrument and use their questionnaire to support their choice. 2. It would be fun to come back after the instrument selection process to see if the instrument selected from the activity is the same as the selection from the instrument fitting process. 3. Refer to the initial notecard/half sheet of paper to see if the choice remained the same throughout the process. 4. The students can make a chart with the initial choice, their presentation choice, and the final choice. MATERIALS: 1. completed questionnaire CROSS-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: 1. Allow the students to find one more research piece that they would like to add to the glog for the instrument that they selected to learn more about or that was their final choice. 2. The students could draw the instrument they selected to learn more about or that was their final choice. 3. The students could write a research type project for the instrument selected to learn more about or that was their final choice. MATERIALS: 1. Computer, laptop, or device. 4. Tag board and marker COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: This Glog uses much local talents like the Fargo Moorhead Symphony, The Jazz Arts Group of Fargo Moorhead, Concordia Percussion Ensemble, Hard Bob Saxophone Quartet. This gives the potential for the students to have the opportunity to see these groups live multiple times throughout the year. STUDENT MATERIALS: The students will need a pencil and then a computer, laptop, or device to access the glogs and do the activities in the lesson.