Guided Scavenger Hunt (subject: Patrick Hessien)

Mike Monte
montem@somerset.k12.ma.us
Somerset High School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Internet
Information Processing

Level:

High School

Class:

All Classes

Equipment:

IMac (os9), T1 line, Notepad, paper/pencil

Duration:

60 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

pre-established ability to start an IMac and writing skills in regards to the existing SHS writing rubrics

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

Materials:

IMac (os9), T1 line, Notepad, paper/pencil

Objectives:

The students will be able to access information on the web, document the information, organize and present the information in a well-written document.

Procedures:

1. turn on IMac
2. open “Internet Explorer” by click on it’s icon (http://www.google.com/)
3. enter: Maynard Ferguson in the browser (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=maynard+ferguson)
4. Click on the link: The Maynard Ferguson Tribute Page – Maynard Ferguson News (http://maynard.ferguson.net/news.html)
5. Click on: his web site (http://www.hessionssessions.com/)
6. Click on: Bio (http://www.hessionssessions.com/bio.html)
7. students will take notes on the the artist noting at least ten facts regarding the artist’s instrument, education, training, professional experience, family influences, activities other than musical, etc.
8. assignment:
the students will write a one page paper regarding the artist. The paper will include at least ten facts (as found on the web site). The paper will present the facts in an well-organized format using the pre-established SHS rubrics for writing.

Evaluation:

1. content
2. ability to communicate through writing using the existing SHS writing rubrics

Follow Up:

evaluating a performance by the same artist

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