The Music of Franz Schubert – WebQuest and Music Composition Project

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In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Franz Schubert and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Schubert’s style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well.

Materials Required:

  • Computers with Internet access for each student (or pair of students)
  • Software such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs

Files included:

  • Teacher & Student Resources
  • Fun Facts about Franz Schubert WebQuest Activity (print and editable digital files included)
  • Fun Facts about Franz Schubert WebQuest Answer Key
  • Creating Music in Schubert’s Style using a Choice of Software

Approximate Lesson Duration:

  • WebQuest: 1 (50 minute) class period
  • Music Project: 2-3 (50 minute) class periods

Total Pages = 9
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Description

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Franz Schubert and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Schubert’s style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well.

Materials Required:

  • Computers with Internet access for each student (or pair of students)
  • Software such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs

Files included:

  • Teacher & Student Resources
  • Fun Facts about Franz Schubert WebQuest Activity (print and editable digital files included)
  • Fun Facts about Franz Schubert WebQuest Answer Key
  • Creating Music in Schubert’s Style using a Choice of Software

Approximate Lesson Duration:

  • WebQuest: 1 (50 minute) class period
  • Music Project: 2-3 (50 minute) class periods

Total Pages = 9
See a preview of this product