Music Across the Decades: Middle-School music segment using technology…
Music Across the Decades: Middle-School music segment using technology
Learning goals: Students will...
Learn how to use online music websites and can define genres.
Learn and understand the genres of music that came about from each era.
Learn how to create playlists.
Learn how to rip and burn disc along with classical devices like the A-Track and cassette player.
Learn some history behind each decade and how it shows itself in the tone of the music and the lyrics.
Discover what the artists were going through at the time and how their music was express it.
Learn to use feelings for something good and productive, such as song writing.
Learn how to compose a song of their own.
Learn how to connect current events/hot topics to their original creation.
Learn the importance and advantage they have with using online programs such as Google Play and Google Drive and Songza that allow for immediate feedback.
Learn how to distinguish between different genres and different eras of music
Teacher roles: I will...
Give lectures through the duration of this project on the significance of the music in each decade, explaining pop culture in each of the decades and 5 important artists of the time.
This is connecting what the students heard from the Google Play playlists that they listened to and created.
Check students' progress on Google Drive.
Make comments on students' work.
Showing students the opportunities of online grading and student-teacher interaction online. It is much quicker and easier to make comments online than to hand in a copy and get it back with notes on it. With Google Drive, it is all immediate.
This gives students practice of using Google Drive which allows them to have saved documents on the internet forever in their google account, which would be very beneficial to use in the future.
Teach students how to compose a song.
Practice songwriting in class time.
Put students in groups that allow a wide variety of talents and skills for writing and composing the song.
Once the groups have been formed, each group will be assigned an historical event that connects to the song.
Attention will be paid to how the students compose original peices
Learning activities: Students will...
searching playlists for hits of each decade on
- through Songza which leads to Google Play Music.
The students would listen to a certain amount of songs from each decade playlist that would come up on Google Play. Students could listen to 5 songs from the decades of 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000.
Create playlist of 1 favorite song from each decade using google play music
Student would write a google document with the link to their playlist and then explain the significance of each song in the culture in which it was written.
Students will quote lyrics and explain tone of the music in relation to historical events in the time period.
The student's will analyze the lyrics for literary devices (Metaphor, Simile, Personification, etc
Create own short song in a group pertaining to current events that the student is experiencing.
Learning assessment: Students are able to....
Use an online programs (Google Play and Google Drive) to enhance learning.
Connect what they were listening to online to the history of the music.
Compose their own song based off of the music they listened to on Google Play and used Google Drive to compose the lyrics and to talk about the history of the songs they heard from each decade.
Create a playlist using google play music
Find different playlists on Google Play Music to listen to