Subject: Exploring Music
1. Topic-
Musical Identity
2. Content-
Opening Activity
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will begin to form a definition for music.
2, Students will begin to reflect on the role that music plays in their lives(past,present,future)
4. Objectives-
1.Standard 3- Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
2.Standard 4- Composing and arranging within specific guidelines.
3.Standard 9- Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
5. Materials and Aids-
DVD PLayer and monitor
DVD cued to chapter 2
CD PLayer
CD with 2-5 minute selection of instrumental music.
Chart Paper
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Essential Questions
What is music?
How is music relative to your life?
1. Ask students to answer these questions in their journals.


B. Development-

1.Ask students to share what they wrote in their journals.
2.Play DVD chapter one. Give students a few minutes to write down what they heard or new ideas they had while watching.
3.Play a short three minute selection of instrumental music. Have the students write down their thoughts about the selection.

C. Practice-

1.Students will take a few minute to write down what they heard, or new ideas that came to them while watching.
2.Students will write down their thoughts after listening to the excerpt of instrumental music.

D. Independent Practice-

1.none at this time.

E. Checking for understanding- student journals for content.

F. Closure-

1.share student thoughts
7. Evaluation-
1.Student work
2.Written Final assesment.

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