Composer Birthday

Who was also born on your Birthday?
A. Novosedliak
[email protected]
Hanover M.S.

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Internet

Level:

Grades 7 & 8

Equipment:

A computer station with Internet access.
A word processor installed on the computer.

Duration:

40 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Some experience using the Internet.
The date of their birth.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

Materials:

 

Objectives:

1. Students will research their date of birth to see if any notable music composer was also born on that date.
2. Students will write down 3 interesting facts about a composer who shares their birthday.

Procedures:

1. Have students access: http://www.stevenestrella.com/composers/index.html
2. Have them find their birthday and see if a composer shares the same day.
3. Write or type 3 interesting facts about the composer.
4. If nobody shares the same birthday, pick one with the closest date.

Evaluation:

Students will turn in a paper with 3 interesting facts about a composer. The facts need to be “factual”, not made-up.

Follow Up:

1. Further research into their composer.
2. Research the composer of one of the selections we are rehearsing.

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