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In this lesson, students create a brochure about a composer
Music, Language Arts
5, 4, 3
Title – Big 6
By – Veronica Davis
Primary Subject – Music
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – 3 – 5
Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
The students will identify the composer, the historical period in which they lived and the style of music for which they are known.
The students will select one composer that we have studied in class or from a selection of composers selected by the teacher. They will gather information on their composer from the Internet as well as graphics and present the information in the form of a brochure.
Information Seeking Strategies
Students will determine possible sources of information: Silver Burdett Music Textbook , books from the media center and the music room library, and the Internet.
Location and Access
Students will visit the media center and the computer lab to locate print resources and to access online resources.
This is a list of possible sources.
An alphabetical list of composers, their history and their music
A web site dedicated to Duke Ellington
Use of Information
The students will use this information to prepare a brochure, which will include, style for which the composer was known, historical period in which they lived, and graphics of the composer.
The students will organize the information from multiple resources and present the information in the form of a brochure.
Composer Brochure Rubric
|Content Accuracy||All facts in the brochure are accurate.||99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.||89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.||Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.||No information was turned in.|
|There is a good mix of graphics and text.||The graphics over power the text.||There are not enough graphics. Brochure is too “wordy.”||The graphics do not compliment the text.||No information was turned in.|
|The brochure is VERY attractive and has well-organized information.||The brochure is attractive and has well-organized information.||The brochure has well-organized information.||The brochure information is not well-organized.||No information was turned in.|
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