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This page was developed to use as an instructional tool in the classroom. It fulfills the published requirements of the National Standards for Arts Education.
Lesson Plan

Grade Level: 7th-8th grades

Type of Lesson: Multicultural

Objectives/Goals of Instruction:
    Students will be able to...
       -identify various instruments from the Hispanic, South American, and Caribbean cultures.
       -identify specific sounds of instruments.
       -identify materials used to construct each instruments.
       -create a replica of a quica.
      
National Standards:
    9. Content Standard: Understanding music in relation to history and culture
          Achievement Standard:
             a. describe distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and styles from a variety of cultures

Materials:
    -computers (equipped with Windows Media Player)
    -dixie cups
    -q-tips
    -background information on the Hispanic, South American, and Caribbean musical cultures

Teaching Process:
I. Introduction
    a. T gives brief 5-10 minute history lecture on the musical history of the Hispanic, South American, and Caribbean cultures.
II. Computer-assisted instruction
    -T directs S to 'home page' <http://jenniferdurlin.tripod.com/html/home.html>
    -T directs S to click on link to 'Student Page'
    -T tells S to click on first picture on the left hand side of page (quica)
    -S reads information on quica and T tells each S to listen to the sound clip
    -Class discusses the materials used to make each instrument as well as the specific sound it creates
    -Class repeats for each instrument on page
    -T demonstrates to S, how to make a homemade quica
    -T directs S to click on link from the 'Student Page' to the quiz
    -T directs S to take online quiz during the class period and then make the homemade quica when they are finished with the quiz
III. Review
    -T asks S to tell one new piece of information they learned during the class period

Assessment:
Formal assessment will be given through an on-line quiz which will be taken during the class period.


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