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Elementary Methods - Latin America Theme - Sample Lessons

Elementary Methods - Latin America Theme - Sample Lessons

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Elementary Music Lesson Plans with Latin America Theme - Mrs. Sue Noseworthy's Elementary Methods Class - Spring 2013 -
Elementary Music Lesson Plans with Latin America Theme - Mrs. Sue Noseworthy's Elementary Methods Class - Spring 2013 -

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Kevin FisherElementary Music MethodsWEEKS 12-14
Latin American Theme
“Buenos Días” to the tune of 
 Are You Sleeping? 
45 Minutes for level 51. Singing in unison, matching pitch, concentric circles2. Students will sing/echo the teacher to tune of 
 Are You Sleeping
1. Spanish language, following directions, singing in a foreign language2. Students will repeat the lyrics to
Buenos Días
after hearing the teacherdemonstrate first 1. Body Movements/Hand Gestures/Dance Elements, Cooperative Learning/Pairs2. Students will learn movements to
Buenos Días
by mirroring teacher, dividing intotwo equal groups (face to face in a concentric circles), and practicing movement elements1. Singing to a partner while incorporating body gestures2. Students will interact with one another while practicing the motions of the song.PROCEDURE:Experience 1:Students will first form two concentric circles in the center of the classroom.Students will face a partner and echo the sung lines to
 Are You Sleeping
, a familiartune.Experience 2:Students will repeat the spoken Spanish words, line by line, after demonstrated bythe teacher. Students will incorporate body movements for each line (the secondtime) with spoken words.Experience 3:Students will sing the tune again, repeating after the teacher, but using the Spanishlyrics instead of the English. Students will add body movements.Experience 4:The inner circle will be the leader; the outer circle will be the echo. The students willperform the song with Spanish lyrics and movements.Standard Met: 1, 8, 9
Instrument Creation
Making Maracas, listening to
(Cuban Suite)
by BenjaminAmbroseOBJECTIVE1. Understanding of Classical Composers, Instrument Knowledge2. Students will listen at their desks to teacher explain the music they will hear whenlistening to the piece
Maracas (Cuban Suite)
in the background1. Following directions, creativity,2. Students will watch demonstration by teacher on how to make their ownmaracas.1. Musical Analysis/Listening/Dancing/Playing Instruments2. Teacher will lead students in a discussion about the music they heard whilemaking maracas. Questions may include: Where are maracas from? Did the studentshear the maracas in the piece? Students will use their own maracas, after they havetried, to try and imitate the real recording of 
Maracas (Cuban Suite)
as they move tothe beat in the classroom.PROCEDURE:Experience 1:Students will organize at their desk and learn background information about maracas and the materials they will be using to create their own instruments.Experience 2:Students will watch demonstration by teacher on how to make the instrument usingthe provided materials.Experience 3:Students will listen attentively while making their own instruments in order toanswer the discussion questions posted clearly. Students will discuss piece of musicand maracas with teacher.Experience 4:Students will perform and dance with their instruments to the recording of theAmbrose piece.Standard Met: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9

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