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UNIT PLAN 2014-2015 Colegio Granadino

Unit Title: Musical Aproaching und appreciation through cinematography. Incidental music
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Teacher Germn Camilo Salazar
Grade 9
Subject Music
Quarter/Trimest third

Stage 1 Desired Results

Students will be able to independently use their learning to
Standard 5 Knows and applies
proper criteria to music and The student will be capable to appreciate and understand any
music performance artwork with clear aesthetic and technical criteria; he will
MC9.5.1 Understands aesthetics and
develop creative skills to find solutions, break models and
styles from the different historical
paradigms and open his outlook to the surrounding world; the
ages in music
MC9.5.2 Identifies and judges sensibility acquired will help him to asses and value the work
technical features in academic music and effort made by others and to work in a team. The developed
understandings will have an evident impact in his motor skills,
Standard 6 - Understands the coordination, sense of aesthetics, use of space and time, abilities
relationship between music and and mastery of public speaking. The cultural and technological
history and culture. knowledge and understanding will enable the student to be in
MC9.6.1 Identifies historical facts in the forefront of the social, academic and scientific progress, this
music and establish relation with being a cornerstone in the training of a leader
current events
MC9.6.2 Knows and understands the
historical background of music
across the ages
MC9.6.4 Understands the
relationship between music and arts, UNDERSTANDINGS ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
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politics, economics and society. Students will understand that How can Music tell us a
What are the BIG IDEAS? story?
Standard 7: Develops ear skills Has the music another
MC9.7.1 Identifies easy technical
Music is omnipresent in all purposes besides just
elements of music by listening to
angles of human life, even in entertaining?
MC9.7.2 Identifies musical other art such as
instruments from the academic cinematography
music by listening to them
What specific
understandings about them
Specific content are desired?

Aproaching to music through -Understands historical facts and its

Cinematography influence in music and is able to
explain them
Music as main topic in movies
Incidental music -Understands the influence of music
Soundtracks in politics, arts, culture.
Life stories through music
Great musicians in the movies
Musical Movies
What misunderstandings are

In each topic studied in class its

completely necessary to
understand why are we watching
this movie, which is its relation
with music and what can i learn
from it.
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Students will know Students will be skilled at
What key knowledge will What key skills will students
students acquire as a result acquire as a result of this
of this unit? unit?
Knowledge of Musical Repertory
Knowledge of cinematography The student is able to appreciate the
through music music art through other expressions.
Comprehension of music art
They will learn how music is used to
create the atmosphere in a movie; What should they
how just a single song can evocate a
eventually be able to do as
whole history.
result of such Knowledge?

The developed skills will enable

What should they eventually
the student to understand a piece
be able to do as result of
of art not only as a entertainment
such Knowledge.
object, but as the highest
expression of human spirit.
-They can judge a production in a
Each persons cultural
critical way, using clear technical
background defines his
and aesthetical criteria.
disposition regarding the
surrounding world

Stage 2 Evidence
Evaluative Criteria Assessment Evidence
By what criteria will PERFORMANCE TASK(S):
performances of Incidental music:
understanding be judged? - Midnight in Paris
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- Accurate performance of - Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban

exercises. Pop music of the XX century:
- Quality and Complexity of Sisters act
the exercises created by That thing you do
the student.
- Effort evidenced in the
results of their tasks
Through what other evidence ( e.g quizzes, tests, academic
prompts, observations, homework, journals) will students
demonstrate achievement of the desired results?

Workshops for each movie regarding its musical components

How will students reflect upon and self- assess their learning?

In each movie the teacher will establish the most important features
which should be attend during the movie, after the movie the students
will make a class discussion about the most important angles they
found in the storyline, the soundtrack or the incidental music.
Stage 3 Learning Plan
Summary of Key Learning Events and Instruction
What learning experiences and instruction will enable students to achieve the desired results? How will the
W : Help the students know Where the unit is going and What is expected? Help the teacher know Where
the students are coming from (prior knowledge, interests) ?
H : Hook all the students and Hold their interest?
E : Equip students, help them Experience the key ideas and Explore the issues?
R : Provide opportunities to Rethink, and Revise their understanding and work ?
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E : Allow students to Evaluate their work and its implications?

T : Be Tailored ( personalized ) to different needs, interests, and abilities of learners?
O : Be Organized to maximize initial and sustained engagement as well as effective learning?

Teachers explanation and guide.

Film projection
Critical Music Audition
Class discussion