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.
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
-identify materials used to construct
-create a replica of a quica.
9. Content Standard: Understanding music in relation
to history and culture
distinguishing characteristics of representative music genres and
styles from a variety of cultures
-computers (equipped with Windows Media Player)
-background information on the Hispanic, South
American, and Caribbean musical cultures
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
-T asks S to tell one new piece of information they
learned during the class period
Formal assessment will be given through an on-line quiz which will be
taken during the class period.