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African Kaleidoscope Music Visions Project for GT Music Students


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Keywords: African Music GT project
Subject(s): Social Studies, Technology, Music
Grades 3 through 5
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Digital Citizenship
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School: Anderson Mill Elementary Sch, Moore, SC
Planned By: Vicki Bishop
Original Author: Vicki Bishop, Moore
MUSIC VISIONS SPRING RESEARCH PROJECT

Sent Home:
Project Due Date:
Details: The students will research the culture and music of Africa on the computer (in class and/or at home), complete the attached information sheet, and create a presentation for the class to be given on ______________. Students should include visuals and/or recordings (if available) of their chosen country.
During class, students will use several websites (see list below) to access basic information such as population, colors, landmarks, culture, etc. Students should attempt to listen to music from the country and provide a brief description of the music. Other websites may be used as well, WHILE RESEARCHING AT HOME, but parents are asked to monitor their student’s use of the Internet when completing research at home.
Students are encouraged to be creative with their presentations! A projector and stereo system (with IPOD connection) will be available for students who wish to use them.
Please sign and return the bottom portion of this form by ________________. Also, please email me with any questions: _____________________________. We look forward to viewing examples of your student’s creative giftedness soon!

______________________________, Music Teacher
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Ihave read and understand the requirements, grading scale, and due date for the Music Visions project.
Student Signature________________________________________Date___________________
ParentSignature_________________________________________Date___________________


Student’sName_________________________________________

Country’s/State’sName:
___________________________________________________________________________
• Tellabout your country’s location (continent, surrounding oceans/rivers/seas/countries, major cities), and include a map you've made or found.
• Compare the population and size of your country to the USA(if applicable)
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Whatlanguage(s) do the people speak in this country?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Festivalsand Celebrations:
Choose one festival celebrated in your country/state. Tell about the history behind the festival and some of the customs associated with the festival.
• Why it is celebrated? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
• Whenit is celebrated and how it is celebrated? ________________________________
• What is used in the festival to help celebrate it? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Music/Instrumentation
Discoverthe music of your country. (It would be great to provide short recordings and pictures of instruments in your presentation)
• What style of music is most popular?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
• Whattypes of instruments are used? Were they created in that country/state?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
• Howdoes the music compare to music used in the USA?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bonus:Share any other interesting facts you find!

Write a short 8 measure song in 4/4 meter, C pentatonic, about an interesting fact you learned.


















StudentsName___________________________ Artist or Group_________________

Students will be graded using the following rubric:



Country/State
Worksheet All information completed


25 points Some information completed


10 points None of the information was completed

0 points


Musical Information
(Recordings, instrument pictures, etc.) Student provided thorough information including recordings and pictures

25 points Student provided musical information w/out recordings and pictures


10 points Student provide no musical information


0 points


Photos
(Map, people, landmarks, etc.) Student included photo/s


25 points No photo/s included



0 points



Overall Presentation Student presented information in a creative manner

25 points Student presented information without little creativity

10 points Student failed to make presentation


0 points

Excellent (E): 100 points Satisfactory(S): 85-75 points

Needs Improvement (N): 65 points or below

Grade: ________________________________
Comments:_____________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________r>Websites:
http://www.timeforkids.com/around-the-world
r>http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/
(Type
in your country in the “search” area to get information)

http://www.factmonster.com/countries.html

http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/types/folk-music/

***FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE OTHER WEBSITES AT YOUR HOME WITH PARENTAL
PERMISSION. THESE ARE JUST A FEW TO GET YOU STARTED!***
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Music and Social Studies with Technology
Materials: Cables, Midi Instruments
Other Items: 1 VGA Adapter Dock Connector, $29.00 each, total of $29.00
1 Apple Ipad Mini, $269.00 each, total of $269.00