Family of Instruments
To inform students of the different families of instruments.
Poster board, art utensils, Internet, books.
To put the webliography on the overhead, assign students to their groups, and families of instruments.
Lesson One: To have them go into the computer lab and search on a couple of these web sites: http://datadragon.com/education/instruments/, and http://www.lehigh.edu/zoellner/encyclopedia.html, from the family that was picked for them.
Lesson Two: Get into groups and start their posters.
Lesson Three: Present the definitions and their poster to class, while the class in taking notes on the other families of instruments.
To pick their groups, and have the students identify an instrument for their certain group.