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In this lesson, students create a brochure about a composer

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

3, 4, 5  

Title – Big 6
By – Veronica Davis
Primary Subject – Music
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – 3 – 5

Standard
Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Objective
The students will identify the composer, the historical period in which they lived and the style of music for which they are known.

Task Definition
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.

Internet Resources
This is a list of possible sources.
www.pearsonschool.com
An alphabetical list of composers, their history and their music
http://www.dukeellington.com
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.

Synthesis
The students will organize the information from multiple resources and present the information in the form of a brochure.

Evaluation

Composer Brochure Rubric

CATEGORY
4
3
2
1
0
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.
Graphics/
Pictures
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.
Attractiveness/
Organization
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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