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Lesson Plans

Re: Sub Plans

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22 Apr 1997 03:25:07 -0000

This may seem strange coming from a student teacher, but my
cooperating teacher and I were both going to a conference for my 6th graders
and I was suddenly thrown into creating sub plans, keep in mind I had never
seen any! Luckily I had the classes in the midst of their projects, so all
the sub had to do was monitor the student's work and behavior.
However, I do have a simple lesson that I think any sub could
handle, I hope it is of interest to you! I used this lesson for
micro-teaching and plan to use it in the future. The college students that
I taught this lesson to even enjoyed it.
I talked to the students about how different types of music can
create different moods and feelings, just like artwork. We looked at
artwork and discussed moods and discussed how music could possibly do the
same. It realy isn't a hard concept for someone who lacks art knowledge.
Anyone can see a definite mood in Munch's, The Scream, etc. The teacher
should have the students separate their paper into as many sections as there
are songs and get ready to begin.
I had a prepared tape of different styles of music. The music was
very diverse and each song was intended to create a different mood. I used
Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid, and Metallica, for instance. This
tape was played, stopping between songs, during the pause and students were
allowed to finish their thought on paper. This continues until the tape is
To elaborate on this micro lesson, I had thought about having
students choose one of their sketches and create a well-planned composition
from it. This is where I leave the choice of media open. (your own
restrictions may vary) Well, I hope the idea helps, like I said, it ends up
being very fun and it takes very little art knowledge to accomplish the lesson.
Student Teacher
SUNY Potsdam/St. Lawrence U.