Knowledge of PowerPoint
Downloading pictures off the internet and inserting them into a project.
Cutting and pasting text into a Word document is also helpful.
Teach This Before Beginning WebQuest
Begin with a few days of discussion and lecture about the different eras in music. If you would like to access our notes on what we discuss, please click on the links in the bottom table..
After we finish discussing the Medieval era, we have the students create their own musical notation system. This year we had them create it using powerpoint and the results were fantastic. You will find the rubric we used if you click on the link above.
Show students how to make a storyboard by either producing a concept map or an outline. Stress that they need to include information such as what pictures and sound files they will have.
When introducing the PowerPoint assignment it is helpful to talk about how they should organize it. For example, will all members of the group use the same backgrounds? Do they think they should be able to use as many different backgrounds as they would like? What elements go into making a good presentation? It would be helpful if the class then maps out a storyboard for a familiar fairy tale just to have the idea reinforced. You could storyboard the 3 Little Pigs since everyone is familiar with it and it is short.
Also during the introduction of the Quest, stop at one of the resource pages and give a mini lesson on how to correctly site Internet sources. Explain they need to have the information for each picture, text, and sound file they use.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.