One composer study will be required for this quarter. You may choose any two composers from the required list. You will compare and contrast your two composers. You should use at least three different sources: one search engine, one book, magazine or newspaper and one encyclopedia. You should also include a photo of each of your composers. Search engines could include Yahooligans, Ask Jeeves for Kids, or Yahoo.
Students will develop research skills as well as learn about famous composers
Show Me Standards Covered: Goal 1:#4 and #8 Goal 2: #4 and #7 Fine Arts: #5
Benchmark 4: The student engages in historical thinking skills.
5. (A) observes and draws conclusions.
6. (A) uses research skills to interpret an historical person or event in history and notes the source(s) of information (e.g., discusses ideas; formulates broad and specific questions; determines a variety of sources; locates, evaluates, organizes records and shares relevant information in both oral and written form).
Benchmark 1: The Student identifies by genre or style aural examples of music from various historical periods and cultures.
Benchmark 4: The student identifies and describes roles of musicians in various music setting and cultures.
Students will choose two of the composers listed below. Then they will reseach the answers to the questions given below.
Hildegard Von Bingen
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
Clara Wieck Schumann
Clara Kathleen Rogers
Dame Ethel Smyth
Amy Cheney Beach
Margaret Ruthven Lang
Alma Werfel Mahler
Ruth Crawford Seeger
Louise Juliette Talma
Mary Lou Williams
Julia Amanda Perry
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Guillaume de Machaut
Josquin Des Prez
Orlando di Lasso
George Frederic Handel
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christoph W. Gluck
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Twenty Categories:
Please list the composers' names.
What is their birthdate?
Where was their place ofbirth?
What was their life like as achild?
What were their parents' names?
What was their parents 'occupation(s)?
What education did the composer receive?
What instrument or talentwas the composer known for? .
What was their occupation?
Why are they famous?
What was happening in history at the time?
What was their most famous work(s)?
Were they married or single?
Did they have any children?
What did you find most interesting about this person?
Did the composers encounter hard times during their life?
Who influenced their lives?
What odd or interesting characteristics can you share about the composer?
What was their date and place of death?
Were they more famous before or after their death?
Assessment and Reflection:
Quarter Project: Composer Rubric
|Excellent 5 points||Acceptible 4 Points||Not Acceptible 3 Points|
|1. Compared and contrasted all 20 categories.||Compared and contrasted at least 10 categories.||Compared and contrasted at least 5 categories.|
|2. Included 2 photos.||Included 1 photo.||Included no photos.|
|3. Used at least three sources: one search engine from the internet; one book, newspaper or magazine; and one encyclopedia.||Used two of the three required resources.||Used one of the required resources.|
|4. Report has less than 5 errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar.||Report has less than 10 errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.||Report has 10 or more errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.|
Points possible: 20