Introduction and Student Inquiry

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Introduce young musicians to the history of and different styles of music with an inquiry-based learning activity that asks them to play detectives to determine the similarities and differences among the sheet music found at a series of four stations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Model for younger learners how to analyze a primary source document with the provided graphic organizers
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires addition prep time to set up stations and collect documents, media equipment, materials, and instruments
  • A complete list of required materials is included 
  • Class members should have a basic understanding of rhythm and melody
  • The first in a series of three related lessons
  • Provides step-by-step directions
  • Includes adaptations for diverse learners
  • None