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Lesson Plan Library

 

Lesson Plan Library

The lesson plan library is a collection of step by step lesson plans ready to use in the classroom. Lessons are aligned and organized with the NAfME standards for music technology. Select the standard that you would like to address with the lesson, click the link and go to the library. Each lesson plan is a google doc with links embedded to any supplemental materials for the lesson (videos, website, worksheets, rubrics, etc.).

Click on the button below to read an article about how to use the music technology performance standards to organize your instruction calendar and develop lesson plans for a 9, 18 or 36 week course. Lesson plans are organized and linked to folders by musical element: rhythm, form, melody, harmony & expression. 

 
 
 Create Library

Create Library

Standard: Create

  • How do musicians generate creative ideas? 
  • How do musicians make creative decisions? 
  • How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work? 
  • When is a creative work ready to share?

These are the essential questions that are addressed under the Create standard. Help your students learn how to unlock their musical creativity through exploration, experimentation, and collaboration. Learn to use the digital tools and resources at their disposal to further refine this important first step in music making.

 
 Perform Library

Perform Library

Standard: Perform

  • How do performers select repertoire?
  • How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?
  • How do performers interpret musical works?
  • How do musicians make creative decisions?
  • When is a performance judged ready to present?

There are the essential questions addressed under the Perform standard. Students learning how to take their ideas and transform them into larger works implementing the elements of music into a finished product. Learning how to use digital tools and resources to refine melody, rhythm, harmony, form and expression, students develop a deeper understanding of music and how their creations can impact others.

 
 Respond Library

Respond Library

Standard: Respond

  • How do individuals choose music to experience?
  • How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?
  • How do we discern the musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?
  • How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?

These are the essential questions address under the Respond standards. Students move from passively experiencing music to actively experiencing music. Learning how to identify musical and digital tools, techniques, and forms in the sounds that they experience leads to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the intent and context of the music that they hear.

Standard: Connect

  • How do musicians make meaningful connections to creating, performing and responding?
  • How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?

These are the essential questions address under the Connect standards. Students begin to make connections between their daily life and experiences to the music that they create and perform. Realizing that all learning and experiences combine to make them who they are and influence the way that they create and interact with music is an essential part of the learning process.

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Unit Lesson Packs

This link features unit lesson plans that use a sequence of lesson plans to cover a complete instructional unit. Most of the unit lesson packs are project based that will culminate with a final product that may be used as a summative assessment for group or individual projects. Links to individual lesson plans are included in the unit summary document.