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UNIT PLAN 2013-2014 Colegio Granadino

UNIT PLAN 2013-2014 Colegio Granadino

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Teacher Germn Camilo Salazar Lozada

Grades 6
Subject Music
Quarter 3

Stage 1: Determine desired results

Key Standards and Benchmarks assessed in this unit:

Standard 5 Knows and applies proper criteria to music and music performance
MC6.5.1 Understands aesthetics and styles in popular music

Standard 6 - Understands the relationship between music and history and culture.
MC6.6.3 Knows and understands the historical background of several musical instruments of
the popular music, their function, construction and technical features.

Standard 7: Develops ear skills

MC6.7.1 Identifies primary elements of music by listening to them
MC6.7.2 Identifies musical instruments from the popular music by listening to them

Organology of the Popular Music

-Guitars: Acustic, Electric, Electroacustic
-Keyboards: Piano, synthesizer
-Percussion: Drums, Caja, cajon, Electronic drum

Genres in Popular Music first Part


Ear Training
Musical Instruments of the Popular Music.
Genres in Popular Music

Stage 2: Determine Acceptable evidence

Performance Tasks (e-g. test, exam, Assessment devices (rubrics, charts,
performance, presentation, essay, etc.) checklists, logs etc.)

1. Exams in which the teacher can evaluate -The student recognizes any instrument from
the learning process the Popular Music by listening to it
UNIT PLAN 2013-2014 Colegio Granadino

2. Homework with further information about -The student is able to explain the historical
the different subjects. background, construction and technical
features of any instrument from the Popular
3. Appropriated participation, audience and music.
concentration within the class
-The student knows and understands the
historical context, evolution and musical
features in several Popular Music Genres.

-The student recognizes the most

representative artists in some popular music
genres, and understands their contribution to

-The student recognizes several genres in

Popular music by listen to them.


Didactical guides, Staff Blackboard, Classroom audio system, Auditory, Videobeam.

Stage 3: Learning Experiences and instruction plan

Give a general outline of how long the unit will take, and what activities will be used in order to
accomplish the desired results:

Music Writing and Reading Review

Rhythm games

Popular Music Organology.

Screening videos. Organology of the Popular Music

The teacher expounds an explanation of the instruments performed in popular music, their
history, parts, usability, main features, recognized players and recognized songs.

Genres in Popular Music Part 1

Screening videos, Performance demonstration.

The teacher expounds an explanation about Blues and Funk, their historical background and
develop, the meaning within an specific ethnical group, the content in their lyrics, musical
features, representative artists and representative songs.
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Ear Training
Consolidation Class Work with the topics studied developing the ability to identify each one by
listening to it.

Third Quarter subject revision.

The teacher resolves any doubt about the topics learned through the quarter.

Quarter Exam

Can you identify enduring understandings in What essential questions will you ask the
your unit? What are they? students (give them a context or framework
for the unit)?
The student will recognize any instrument of
Popular Music within a song or music piece Which instruments join in a rock song? Salsa
and from any ensemble. song? Pop song?

The student knows the meaning of the music What is the importance of music in a society?
in a society
Why music is so diverse?
The student knows and understands several
music genres

The students will apply the concept by

They will recognize theoretical and contextual (historic, esthetic, organologic) elements in
every kind of music they listen outside the school, specially popular music from the xx

I will implement the principles of the INNOVA Program in my Unit Plans in the following ways:

Enrichment Learning Drive Learning Reinforce learning


New teaching strategies or assessment strategies used?

UNIT PLAN 2013-2014 Colegio Granadino

Online research, use of tools provided on the web, live music experience.