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The Mitchell School for the Performing Arts
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The Mitchell School for the Performing Arts is committed to excellence in the areas of academics, technology, and the performing arts. Students attending this school encounter rigorous academic programs infused with technology, while their interests and talents in the performing arts are nurtured.


Introduction[edit]

Subject Area
History, with an emphasis on Music History
Grade Level
9-12
Standards
Iowa Core Curriculum's Social Studies standards for History, as of August 1, 2010.
Context
Mitchell Charter School for the Performing Arts is a relatively small high school that infuses rigorous academics with technology and which nurtures each student’s interest and talents in the performing arts. Teachers and students have adequate technology resources at their disposal, including digital devices for each student.
Written By
  • Brandyce
  • Deb
  • Joshua
  • Wilson
  • Marty (wiki editor)



TPaCK'd Lesson Plans[edit]

To see the specific lesson plans associated with each standard listed below, please click here


Standards, Activities, and Technologies[edit]

Understand the origins, central ideas, and global influence of world religions[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge building
  • Teacher gives an overview of the five most widespread religions
  • View presentation and images, listen to audio/video, take notes.
  • PowerPoint
  • YouTube
  • DVD
  • audio & video files
Knowledge expression (convergent) Teacher checks for understanding by posing questions during the presentation. Students respond in real time. Students take notes with a word processor. After presentation, students take an online quiz
  • Student response system
  • Quizlet
Knowledge building: Research, Sequence information. Conduct research about a selected religion, organize information, and share with classmates
  • Wikipedia
  • National Geographic
  • other approved encyclopedic sources
  • Social bookmarking tools like Diigo
  • Google Docs
Knowledge expression: Create a timeline Using timeline creation software, students develop an illustration of major religious events, incorporating digital images. Timeline Maker
Knowledge expression (Divergent) Create, and deliver presentations; upload to wiki or VoiceThread for reference
  • presentation software
  • video cameras
  • website
  • wikis or VoiceThread
Knowledge Expression: Discuss, Critique Students analyze and comment upon peer's presentations Wiki or VoiceThread


Understand cultural factors that have promoted political conflict[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building Research how music reflects and affects political and social conflicts within cultures. Use for research.
  • digital audio and video archives
  • Google Docs or word processor
  • Social bookmarking sites
Knowledge expression (Convergent) Students respond to teacher prompts and share their research Asynchronous discussion tools
Knowledge expression (Divergent) Each student assumes the persona of a musician, living in a time of conflict, and writes about that person’s life and music. students upload their narratives to a wiki and include links to audio/video clips and other relevant web resources.
  • Wiki
  • Costumes or props, as desired
  • Prezi, PowerPoint, or word processors
  • Video cameras, camcorders


Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the societal development[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building Research and explore the music of different cultures
  • eBooks
  • journals
  • websites
  • Social bookmarking
  • Google Docs or word processors
Knowledge building Listen to and experience the music of different cultures
  • YouTube
  • Audio recordings
  • Online radio and television
  • Podcasts
Knowledge Building: Compare/Contrast Compare and contrast musical styles, tonality, role/purpose of music, instrumentation
  • mind mapping software
  • venn diagramming applications
  • word processing software
Knowledge Expression: Product-Oriented Divergent Students design exhibits to synthesize and present information depicting the influence of culture on music.
  • VoiceThread
  • Jing
  • Prezi


Understand individual and group roles within a society as promoters of change[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building Students identify and research composers representing classical musical periods
  • digital databases
  • web sites
  • electronic publications
  • wiki sites
Knowledge Building (Product-Oriented Divergent) Students author a newspaper or write journal articles about the importance of composers' works and how they impact the direction of music.
  • desktop publishing software
  • word processing applications
  • web and/or wiki pages to publish news or a story.
Knowledge Building (Participatory Divergent) Students conduct mock interviews with composers, exploring their impact on music history
  • audio and/or video creation software (i.e., Movie Maker, iMovie, GarageBand)
  • microphone
  • video camera


Understand the significance of historically influential people in political and intellectual leadership roles, inventions, discoveries, and the arts[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building Students synthesize their understanding about the roles of musicians in politics Prezi
Knowledge Building and Expression Students use asynchronous discussion to debate the evolution of music in the 20th century with the goal of building knowledge. Regardless tools used, the communication plan must be clear. Online communication has standards, just like face-to-face communication. Set guidelines and establish expectations. Use only tools with which teacher is familiar.
  • Discussion boards
  • Blogs
  • Social networking sites
  • Email
Knowledge Building Conduct research about ways in which politics influence music composition and create a report explaining how political issues influence musicians.
  • Wikipedia
  • Google
  • Other electronic resources


Understand how significant religious, philosophical, and social movements impact society and social reform[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building
  • Conduct research on the ways that religion impacts music
  • Write a report about religion's impact on music.
  • Wikipedia
  • National Geographic
  • other online encyclopedic sources
Knowledge Building: Sequence Information
  • Research the history of musical instruments in religious ceremonies.
  • Use editing software illustrate the role of musical instruments in religious ceremonies.
  • Wikipedia
  • National Geographic
  • other online encyclopedic sources
  • iMovie
  • Moviemaker
Knowledge Evaluation Watch a video about music, dance, and religion in South American cultures to analyze and evaluate the relationship between music and dance. YouTube


Understand patterns of social and cultural continuity in various societies[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge building Visit a museum and/or interview a local musician about a musical genre’s historical roots
  • Transportation
  • Communication methods
Knowledge Expression Students use digital video cameras to record portions of their field trip or interviews, then use video editing software to create a documentary. Upload presentations to class website
  • Cameras
  • Recording equipment
  • Audio and video editing software
  • Class or school website


Understand significant changes, and the effects of these changes, caused by technology, industrialization, urbanization, and population growth[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge building Students research instruments using digital archives, and create graphic models using imaging tools and drawing software.
  • Wikipedia
  • National Geographic
  • other approved encyclopedic sources
  • Social bookmarking tools like Diigo
  • Google Docs
Knowledge Expression Students create graphic models about chosen instruments imaging tools and drawing software.


Understand concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building: Compare/Contrast Listen to audio recordings of music, from past to present, in a particular genre of music. Students perform a piece of music from the genre we are learning about and create a video.
  • audio/video recordings
  • instruments
  • video cameras
  • audio/video editing software


Understand significant historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the development of ancient cultures and civilizations, the rise of nation states, and social, economic, and political revolutions[edit]

Activity Activity Types* Technologies
Knowledge Building Research music genres and socio-economic conditions.
  • Wikipedia
  • National Geographic
  • other approved encyclopedic sources
  • Social bookmarking tools like Diigo
  • Google Docs
Knowledge Building Teacher leads a discussion to generate questions on how songs can relate to a certain period of time in history. Smart Boards
Knowledge Building Engage in a simulation of what it was like at certain period of time and make an event out of it (ex. Jazz Club in the 60's, the first Woodstock,etc.). Costumes and props as desired

*Activity types derived from http://activitytypes.wmwikis.net/file/view/SocialStudiesLearningATs-Feb2011.pdf