Title: Orchestra Instruments and Their Families
During this lesson students learn the orchestra instruments and to which family each instrument belongs. They visually identify instruments and navigate Internet sites to see and hear each instrument.
Standard(s): [AED] MU (4) 12: Classify orchestral instruments by family.
Title: Composers Then and Now
During this lesson students will have the opportunity to research the following composers: Kenny G, W.C. Handy, Johannes Brahms, and Amadeus Mozart. Students will learn to navigate the Internet to locate important facts. They will also learn to use publishing software to create a brochure from the information they collect.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 39: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. [L.3.3]
Title: Music from Across America
In this unit of five lessons, from EDSITEment, students listen to a variety of popular, traditional and ethnic American music--from the evocative sounds of Native American drumming to the lively sounds of zydeco music from Louisiana. To develop their listening skills, students use worksheets to record their impressions about the music they hear. In addition to learning about musical instruments and the geographic and cultural context of music, students are encouraged to think about and express their personal responses to music.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 8: Collect information from a variety of digital sources.