The purpose of this WebQuest is to help third, fourth, and fifth-grade students identify the four instrument families of the band and orchestra as well as the instruments that are included in each family. This assignment allows students to show their new knowledge of instruments and their families and provide them with opportunities to think about the science behind how instruments make sounds. This is a great way for students to learn how to interact with a partner and to gain technology skills that will help them grow as students and lifelong learners. This quest is also a way to teach students how to be researchers and independent learners.
Based on Illinois Arts Learning Standards:
MU:Re7.1.3a, MU:Re7.1.4a, MU:Re7.1.5.a: Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.
MU:Re9.1.3, MU:Re9.1.4, MU:Re9.1.5: Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.
MU:Cn10. 1.3a.,MU:Cn10. 1.4a,MU:Cn10. 1.5a. Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music as developmentally appropriate.
MU:Cn11. 1.3a.,MU:Cn11. 1.4a,MU:Cn11. 1.5a: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life as developmentally appropriate.
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone. (n.d.). Retrieved December 01, 2017, from http://www.nyphilkids.org/games/main.phtml
This WebQuest was created for the Music Technology course for Kent State University's Masters in Music Education program..