Class: Basic Two
Term: 1st Term
Subject: Basic Technology
Topic: Making of gong
Previous knowledge: Students have learnt about making local instrument
Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:-
Instructional material: Wood, pictures, charts and textbook
Reference material: Longman Basic Science and Technology for Primary Schools UBE edition by P. Asun
Making a gong
Gongs are constructed of hammered metal. Most are made out of wood, bronze or brass, but with an amalgam of other metals. Although a lot of gongs are made in China, they are not mass produced like televisions or plastic toys. Each one is handmade.
Gongs serve dual purpose of being a musical instrument and a work of visual art. They are generally not disc shaped, but instead take more complex, even abstract forms.
Materials needed for making a gong includes:
Remember, the larger your gong, the better the sound. To hang your gong, get a cardboard tube from a roll of wrapping paper, a long straight stick or a broomstick. Your stand can be made from two chairs. To put your instrument together, you can use pipecleaners, yarn or colorful string.
Procedure for making gong
Assembling the gong is simple. Just poke two holes in your metal pan several inches apart and thread a pipecleaner through each one. Twist the pipecleaner into a circle and the metal pan will hang perfectly on the stick or cardboard tube. If you’re using yarn, use as much as you need to hang your gong to the length that you desire.
Then you can decorate! Textured fabric paint will adhere to metal pans to make a nice design – just let it dry before touching. You can add puffy stickers, scraps of felt, glue string or any other tactile crafts you can think of. Decorate your gong with a Chinese theme, like the dragon for the year of the dragon
Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic.
Step II: Teacher inroduces the new topic "Making a gong"
Step III: Teacher explains the importance of a gong
Step IV: Teacher explains the procedure for making a gong
Step V: Pupils make their own gong
Conclusion: Teacher concludes the lesson by evaluating the students and gives an assignment
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