Geo-Music World Tour

5th grade will begin work on a Geo-Music Project as they also prepare for their upcoming production of The Lion King Jr. This project will be in collaboration with their homeroom teacher, Ms. Evans, in order to incorporate Social Study and Colonial America.

Purpose: Geo- Music World Tour

Overview and Background: Today’s technology provides a valuable resource for educators to implement group projects, outside work, and spark creativity and interest in aspects of music beyond performance in the classroom. This curriculum is designed to allow students to incoporate asepcts of music performance, composition, arranging, and history alongside geographical and cultural research, while icnorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. The final project utilizes the skills learned in this course in order to demonstrate a thorough understaing of the software used, music history, composition, arranging, and performance of a sepecific topic.

National Standards Addressed: MENC Standards Addressed:Performing on instruments, alone and with aothers, a varied repertoire of music. 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments. 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines. 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Software Used: Garageband, Google Earth

Student Learning Objectives: Students create Gooogle Earth tours to research different world music cultures (history, influences, etc.) Students use Garage Band to construct music showcasing each culture’s music and embed into Google Earth.

Grading Rubric: 1 Composer including at least 6 historical facts (prominent dates, historical works, etc.)At least 6 inserted text boxesAt least 4 imported photographsGarage BandMust include at least 6 tracksUse of MIDI and loop-based tracks1 or more altered loops3 compositions from composerOne of which must be performed by yourself on virtual instrument of choice At least 5 minutes in length

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