M/J Exploring Music 1: LAFS.68.WHST.3.7

Big Idea: Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
  • Understanding: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
    • Benchmark: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • identify characteristics of a specific style or time period.
  • actively listen to exemplars of representative composers.
  • match definitive composers' work to their historical time periods.
  • create questions about composers and time periods of their choice.
  • write, draw, present or create a short research project based on questions generated by students.

Students will know:

  • Time periods
  • Style: spirituals, musical theatre, patriotic, folk , world
  • Historical context
  • Cultural background