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Unit Plan Unit Title: Learning About Your Stringed Instrument, Beginning Strings Grade: 6 th Grade Beginning Strings Time needed to teach the unit: 7 days Goals: Students will choose an instrument and learn how to care for their instrument. Students will learn the parts of their instrument, the open strings on their instrument, accurate positions on their instrument, how to pizzicato the open strings, D and A tetrachords and a D Major Scale on their instrument, and demonstrate an early bow hold using a pencil. Students will be able to pizzicato, with correct note names, #1-8, pages 4- 5, Essential Elements Book 1. Objectives: Upon completion of this unit students will have chosen (Affective) a stringed instrument to play and be able to: 1. Care for it properly (Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor) (MU.A.2.3) 2. Identify the name of the stringed instrument and it’s various parts (Cognitive) (MU.A.2.3) 3. Identify the open strings by name (Cognitive) (MU.A.2.3) 4. Identify 2 of the open strings by their location on the musical staff (Cognitive) (MU.A.3.3) 5. Note Name and Pizzicato the open strings (Psychomotor) (MU.A.2.3) 6. Demonstrate guitar position (Psychomotor) (MU.E.2.3) 7. Demonstrate accurate left hand position (Psychomotor) (MU.A.2.3) 8. Note Name and Pizzicato the D and A tetrachords (Psychomotor) (MU.A.2.3) 9. Note Name and Pizzicato the D Major Scale (Psychomotor) (MU.A.2.3) 10. Demonstrate early bow hold using a pencil (MU.A.2.3) 11. Note Name and Pizzicato exercises #1-8, pages 4-5, Essential Elements Book 1 (MU.A.2.3) Rationale: Stringed instruments have a prominent place in history. The stringed instruments date back to the 14 th -16 th centuries (MU.C.1.3), and playing a stringed instrument enhances the student’s knowledge of and the string instruments place in history. Learning to play a stringed instrument enhances problem-solving, teamwork, goal-setting, self-expression, physical coordination, memory skills, self-confidence, concentration, poise, and so much more. Content: Correct packing, unpacking and handling of the instrument; naming the instrument and its various parts; note naming the open strings and the notes of the D and A tetrachords and the notes of the D major scale; being able to pizzicato the open strings, the D and A Tetrachords, and the D major scale; demonstrating accurate guitar position and accurate left hand position; demonstrating an early bow hold using a pencil. Essential Elements Book 1, pages 4-5, #1-8.
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Assessment of Student Learning: Teacher will have a daily checklist of items that should be accomplished by each student. Teacher uses an echo-pattern for each item that is worked on using daily teacher/students responses. Students will take their instruments home each day with assignments to be worked on. Their will be weekly playing tests for each student.
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