USF's WebQuest 

Title: Music and the Civil War

Author: Jack Fitch                

Date: 04/09/05

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Unit Summary Teacher's Resources Day 1 Lesson Day 2 Lesson
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Day 7 Lesson Conclusion Student's Web Quest  

WebQuest Title: Music and the Civil War

Author: Jack Fitch

Date: 04/09/05

Dear Colleague:

     This Unit Plan is designed to introduce the the music of the Civil War to your students. The WebQuest included deals with the same topic. By no means is this Unit Plan comprehensive. There is much more to the Civil War than what is discussed here. Unless you have already discussed the Civil War with your students, this is probably not the best lesson plan to choose, because from Day 1, it requires students to recall prior knowledge. Thus, without any previous lessons on the Civil War, the Unit Plan will require a fair amount of recreation. This is simply supposed to be a supplementary lesson. If nothing else, please use the WebQuest in your classroom. It will be a valuable and different tool to use and your students will welcome the change.

Unit Summary:
   

Goals/Objectives:

1. To provide a basic understanding of the music in the Civil War and the historical events of that time period.

2. Students will gain a better understanding of the importance of music during times of war.

3. Students will survey the various types of music of the War.
   

NCSS Themes: Culture, Time, Continuity & Change, People, Places, and Environments, and Individual Development and Identity.
   

State Standard:

The Student understands the military and economic events of the Civil War and Reconstruction. (SS.A.4.4.6)

The Student uses chronology, sequencing, patterns, and periodization to examine interpretations of an event. (SS.A.1.4.4)

 

 Days: 7 (50 minutes)

Content: Information on the North, Information on the South, Discussions on the music of each, a guest speaker, and a WebQuest.

Methods: Direct Instruction (Lecture), WebQuest, Guest Speaker, Cooperative Learning.

 

WebQuest  Summary:

Goals/Objectives:

To allow students the chance to listen to and understand the importance of the music of the Civil War for those who were involved.

To allow students to work together in a different, non-familiar format.

To allow students the chance to present their findings in front of the class.

Days: 4 (2 days research, 2 days of presentations.)

Content: Multiple Webpages, Musical samples, and a final assessment.

Methods: Research, Instruction, Presentations.         

Teachers Resources
 

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content
http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/civil.html

http://www.civilwar.com/musihome1.htm

http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/civwar/bands.html
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/shermans-march-to-the-sea.htm
http://www.civilwarmusic.net/
http://www.civilwarpoetry.org/music/index.html

http://www.civilwarhome.com/wildernessor.htm

Web Pedagogy Content
http://fcit.usf.edu/multimedia/deliver/deliverb.html
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/cital/pedagog.html

http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/buildingblocks/p-index.htm

http://coekate.murraystate.edu/kate/full/webquest/using.htm

 Other Resources
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/hcarter/civil_war_web_sites.htm

http://www.jatruck.com/stonewall/

 
 
 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


Day 1    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Bell Work Recall previous knowledge about the Civil War.  
Lecture Music in the Civil War. Audio clips of the teacher's choice. Websites with clips are listed above in the "Subject Matter" link section.

Day 2    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Bell Work Recall facts from Day 1 lecture. Bell Work Handout
Guest Speaker Guest Speaker will speak on the current topic.  

Day 3    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Group Work Small groups create a "band" and decide who will "play" what instrument and what music they will play. Students will create a foldable describing each instrument of the band and what role that instrument takes in the band.
Powerpoint Documents and their Musical "Connection" PowerPoint Lesson
WebQuest Intro Explanation and Introduction of a WebQuest The WebQuest Page
Picture A Class picture to be used in the student's WebQuests Digital Camera

Day 4    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
WebQuest Students begin working on WebQuest: Students should get a bulk of their research done on this day. Computers

Day 5    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
WebQuest Students continue working on WebQuest: Students should be collaborating on this day to create their final project Computers

Day 6    Back to Top
Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
WebQuest Completion of the final projects if time is needed Computers
Presentations WebQuest Presentations Computer, projector

Day 7    Back to Top
 

Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

Content/Key Ideas/Concepts/Facts
 

Materials
(Transparencies, audio, handouts, etc)
Presentations WebQuest Presentations Computer, projector

Conclusion:

Students will be able to recognize why music was important to the Civil War.

Students will also be able to tell you some of the songs that were important to each side of the War.

Students will be well versed in some of the more technical aspects of PowerPoint.

 

Credits/References: Cited within the lesson.
 

 

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