A&HM 4029 Intro to New Technologies in Music Education
Dr. James Frankel
Summer 2004 7/14/04
Project #4 - Elementary Lesson Plan 6th Grade
Using Microsoft Publisher the students will create a concert program of music featuring a Baroque composer of their choice.
Ų Computer Lab outfitted with Microsoft Office
Ų Previous class notes in student folders
Ų Internet Websites:
Ų Overhead Projector
Ų Rubric to check work and compare with other student projects.
Conducted by Johann Sebastion Bach
Teacher then asks students to ³think² why it would be important to have this information on a concert program. Let students think quietly (if any students raise their hand, teacher will ask them to wait) then ask to discuss their answer with a neighbor. After a minute or so of discussion, teacher will choose a student for an answer.
Teacher then passes out project information sheet. Using Publisher studnets are to create a concert program with the following information on it:
Cover Page (Page 1) Picture of baroque composer of their choice. Must have composer¹s name and dates as well as the date of the actual concert, name of performing group(s) and place it is held at.
Page 2 Brief bio on composer including where they were born and died.
Page 3 Program of six songs. Students may include an intermission.
Page 4 Students will use this page to cite all work on their program. They may also use any extra clip art or pictures relevant to their composer.
Teacher briefly reviews publisher, answers any student questions.
Students decide which choose composer and begin working on project.
Ų Teacher will know if students are struggling by student progress on computer.
Ų Students have accurate information on composers, etc.
Ų Students will be placed into groups of 4 to present and compare projects.
Ų They will use a rubric to critique each other as well evaluate their own project (FOR GREAT RUBRIC IDEAS AND DESIGNS GO TO www.rubistar.4teachers.org/index !).
Ų Students can complete this unit with a student talk show. Students will choose who will play the composer and who will be the talk show host. They write a script containing basic information on their composer and perform in class for each other.
Ų Students could also create a short PowerPoint presentation, possibly with an audio clip of their composer¹s music.