1. Topic-
Did You Hear That? (from Soundscapes)
2. Content-
Intro to sound:
Use of audio samples and "listening exercises" to build understanding of what sound is - from sound effects and music to natural and ambient sound, to the sounds all around us - and teach the wide range of ways sound can used and layered to enhance other media.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Increase awareness of sound as a medium.
2.Sharpen listening skills.
3.Peak creativity and experimentation.
4.Teach digital audio collection and editing skills to accomplish final project.
4. Objectives-
1.Broadened attitudes about sound, what it's for, how it can be used.
2.Enhanced sound literacy
3.Understanding of sound as texture.
4.Identify and be able to use varied sound textures, tones, amplitude, fading, etc. to incorporate and produce sound into final project.
5. Materials and Aids-
pre-recorded audio samples,video demonstrations, digital recorder, microphone and headphones, editing software, printed materials
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Play a music video that probably illustrates the limited way they think music/sound is used with visuals. (5 min)

B. Development-

1.Play pre-recorded audio examples, single and multiple element. Discuss different layers.
(10 min.)

C. Practice-

Listening exercise - identifying different sounds from prerecorded audio. (10 min)

D. Independent Practice-

1.Listening exercise - have them "collect" sound from a classroom or other environment by walking around, listening and taking notes of what they hear. (Homework assignment)

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-


F. Checking for understanding-

Listen back to audio recording and see what they caught and what might have been missed. (10 min.)

G. Closure-

Discussion of what they learned about the different kinds of sound. Give them homework assignment and ask them to start thinking for next lesson about what kinds of sound might be used in their projects. (5 min.)
7. Evaluation-

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