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Instruments Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students about the instruments found in an orchestra using this video-based lesson plan. Students watch an engaging video to learn instruments in the orchestra, then play a game to solidify learning.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain how orchestras are organized and arranged
  • describe the four families of the orchestra
  • recall instruments from each family in the orchestra

Length:

1 hour

Materials

  • Short video clip of an orchestra playing
  • Pieces of paper with the names of orchestra instruments

Key Vocabulary

  • Orchestra
  • String
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Reed
  • Double reed
  • Keys

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

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