Lesson Plan : Slow and Fast Tempo

Teacher Name:
 Arnold Monteagudo
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Music

Topic:
 Slow and Fast Tempo
Goals:
  Demonstrate slow and fast tempo through movement To teach the concept and understanding of slow and fast tempo through movement with a home-aid tambourine.
Objectives:
 Students will be able to effectively recognize and imitate slow and fast tempo through the songs that are being played by the teacher
Materials:
 CD player Home-aid Tambourine
 Recordings: 
Lullaby (pg. 56)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (pg. 462)
You’re a Grand Old Flag (pg. 473)
Tracks: #19, #38, #39
Introduction:
 Before passing out the home-aid instruments, the teacher will direct the students to sit in a circle.
 Explain to the students that they will be listening to two different songs, each with a different tempo. Tell the students that you want them to listen to each song carefully to see if they can recognize the tempo song that is being played.
Development:
 Teacher then will play the first song, Lullaby, while the students listen. After the song has played, ask the students to name the song. Then, ask the students to answer the question of whether the song had a slow or fast tempo.
 Teacher will then play the second song, Yankee Doodle Dandy, while the students listen carefully. After the song has completed, ask the students to name the song. Then, ask the students to answer the question of whether the song had a slow or fast tempo.
Practice:
 Now, pass out the home-aid tambourines to each student. Assign two groups: group #1 and group #2. Once every child has an instrument, the teacher will then direct group #1 to imitate his or her slow speed of tempo, matching the song Lullaby. Once group #1 has successfully completed this task, teacher can then add group #2. (Note: Time Signature is ¾)
7. Teacher will then play the first song, Lullaby, while the students imitate the slow tempo of the song under the direction of the teacher. 

Accommodations:
 Teacher will then play the second song, Yankee Doodle Dandy, while the students imitate the fast tempo of the song under the direction of the teacher. Once the teacher feels that the class can recognize and understand slow and fast tempo, have the students stand up and march around in a circle on the beat while using movement with their tambourines to show slow and fast tempo.
Closure:
 Praise the children for their effort. Ask the students if there are any questions. Once all questions have been answered, encourage the students to listen to other types of music outside of class, focusing on the speed and tempo that is being played
Evaluation:
 See if the students can effectively perform the tempo of You’re a Grand Old Flag with minor direction from the teacher of what to do and when to do it. Experiment with musical effects created by performing the song at different tempos (slow, medium, and fast).

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