Author:
Melody Casey
Subject:
Arts Education, Music, English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Grade:
5
Tags:
  • GEDB
  • Global Education
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    GEDB Music and Poverty: Presentations of the Group-Created Instruments (Lesson 4 of 4)

    GEDB Music and Poverty: Presentations of the Group-Created Instruments (Lesson 4 of 4)

    Overview

    Students will gather their group instruments, posters, and scripts and will present the making of the instrument, the learning process about poverty, as well as perform the instrument sound. Group members will assess themselves as well as other members of their group. The assessment will include each student's individual contribution and effectiveness in participating in the presentation. Students also will assess other groups' work and rate the effectiveness of the presentation. The teacher will write an assessment for each group which will be shared individually by the teacher with the groups. This lesson was developed by Angela Windley as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

    Lesson Plan

    Description

    Students will gather their group instruments, posters, and scripts and will present the making of the instrument, the learning process about poverty, as well as perform the instrument sound. Group members will assess themselves as well as other members of their group. The assessment will include each student's individual contribution and effectiveness in participating in the presentation. Students also will assess other groups' work and rate the effectiveness of the presentation. The teacher will write an assessment for each group which will be shared individually by the teacher with the groups.

     

    Content

    Student Engagement/Motivation

    Students will review the rubric given by the teacher prior to the presentations both individually and as a group. The elements of the rubric have been discussed thoroughly in Lesson 2, but it will be necessary for the students to have these details in their mind to make for a more successful presentation.

     

    Learning Targets and Criteria for Success

    I can demonstrate knowledge of the building process through playing  the group instrument.
    I can demonstrate speaking and listening skills by presenting a group poster and script explaining the building process.

    I will work collaboratively to present the group musical instrument, explain how it was built, and present the group observation about poverty.
    I will evaluate my own work as well as my peers' work and make suggestions on their evaluation form.

     

    Supplies/Resources

    Group instruments, presentation poster, presentation script, and evaluation sheets.

     

    Learning Tasks and Practice

    Students will present the group building process and created instrument in an organized and complete fashion. 

    *Poster - The poster will include drawings of items selected from the landfill and list the steps in which they took to make their instrument,  what each member was responsible for, and any improvements they would make should they do this project again.

    Each group member will contribute to the project presentation by speaking from a group created script. 

    *Script - The script will incorporate items from the poster as well as the group opinion of poverty as they learned from the people of Paraguay and the local community.

    *Sounding the instrument - A group member will present the instrument and its ability to make the described sound.

    After the presentation the groups will evaluate each other and themselves, individually and as a group.

     

    Technological Engagement

    Students will not include technology during their presentation.

     

    Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Learning

    Students will present the group-created instrument and its building process through a poster and script.

     

    Student Self-Reflection and Action Steps

    Students will evaluate personal contribution and record steps they would take to improve personal contribution if done again.

     

    Feedback/Instructional Adjustments

    Groups will view the evaluations of the projects and discuss improvements that could have been made.

     

    Extended Learning Opportunities 

    Students may extend their learning through sharing their presentations not only with their classmates, but also with the other fifth graders. The teacher will offer that as an option to the fifth grade team.

     

    Teacher Reflection of Learning

    The teacher will reflect on each group's learning and will document observations for the students to read and discuss after their presentations.