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1 Am I in the Right Family? Introduction Task Resources Process Evaluation Conclusion Standards Citations Teacher Notes A WebQuest for 4th Grade Music Designed by – Sue Abshire EDTL 680 – Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning – Summer 2007 Based on a template from The WebQuest PageThe WebQuest Page

2 Introduction You are going to a family reunion. Your family is made up of all kinds of instruments. The only problem is there are four different families of instruments in which you could be a part. While trying to find your family, you may meet some people from other families. How do you know that you are at the correct reunion?

3 Task You will randomly be given a name of an instrument. You will need to find the family in which you belong. Once you find the name of your family, you will group yourself with other family members. There should be 4 or 5 instruments in your family. (One family may be a little larger.) The instruments will work together in their “families” to gather information about themselves and their family members that they will share with the other “families”.

4 Resources Questions worksheet Pencil Slips of paper with instrument names Computer with internet access

5 Process What are the names of the families in which you could be a member? (Hint: They are the names of the families of the orchestra.) Go to the INFOhio page at Enter username and password if prompted. (Ask teacher or librarian for password if at school.) Choose the Resources for Grades K-5 button. Choose the Kids Search Grade 3-5 button. Type in the words musical instruments in the FIND box. Select GO. Scroll down until you find the article titled Instruments of the Orchestra. World Almanac for Kids, 2000, p , 2p, 23bw. Click on this article. Scroll down this page to read the article or print a copy of the article so you may answer the essential question. DO NOT CLOSE INFOHIO.

6 After you find the four names of the families, come to me to get the name of the instrument you will be for the project. Go back to your computer and go through the infohio process again. This time, you will find the article that is titled Musical Instruments. World Almanac for Kids, 2006, p , 1p, 1bw. Click on this article. Scroll down until you find the list of instruments under their families. Your instrument will be under your family’s name. Once you have found the name of your family, you will need to find the rest of the members of your family (these are other students in the class). Your family is your group for the project. Once you have been reunited with your family, you will have to find some information about yourself and your family. After the information is gathered, you will give a presentation to the other families about what you have found.

7 I have provided you with some questions to help you find the information you need about yourself and your group. Click on the button below to go to the slide with your family’s questions on them. String Woodwind Brass Percussion

8 String Instruments 1. What size are you (small, medium, or large)? 2. Do you make low or high sounds? What about loud or soft sounds? 3. What are you made of and how are you played? 4. How are you the same (or different) as the other members of your family? playmusic Dallas Symphony Orchestra San Fransisco Symphony Brittanica Encyclopedia Final Activity

9 Woodwind Instruments 1. What size are you (small, medium, or large)? 2. Do you make low or high sounds? What about loud or soft sounds? 3. What are you made of and how are you played? 4. How are you the same (or different) as the other members of your family? playmusic Dallas Symphony Orchestra San Fransisco Symphony Brittanica Encyclopedia Final Activity

10 Brass Instruments 1. What size are you (small, medium, or large)? 2. Do you make low or high sounds? What about loud or soft sounds? 3. What are you made of and how are you played? 4. How are you the same (or different) as the other members of your family? playmusic Dallas Symphony Orchestra San Fransisco Symphony Brittanica Encyclopedia Final Activity

11 Percussion Instruments 1. What size are you (small, medium, or large)? 2. Do you make low or high sounds? What about loud or soft sounds? 3. What are you made of and how are you played? 4. How are you the same (or different) as the other members of your family? playmusic Dallas Symphony Orchestra San Fransisco Symphony Brittanica Encyclopedia Final Activity

12 Now that you know more about yourself and your family, come together as a family and decide how you would explain your family to another family in the room. Be prepared to tell some things about yourself and about your family in your presentation. Conclusion

13 Evaluation

14 Conclusion Congratulations! You have found your family. I am sure you have gotten to know yourself and your family members better. Learning about other families and their members is a rewarding experience, too. Please remember that even though we are all individuals, we are important parts of a bigger group.

15 Standards Ohio Academic Content Standards Music – Analyzing and Responding – B. 4. Classify instruments by the four families of the orchestra Analyzing and Responding – B. 5. Describe the way sound is produced on various instruments and with the human voice. Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs in Ohio Information Literacy – D. 1. Collect information and data and identify answers to questions. Technology Literacy – C. 1. Use library computers and software. Technology Literacy – C. 3. Demonstrate use of online fee-based electronic resources. Ohio Academic Content Standards for Technology Technology and Information Literacy – D. 1. Demonstrate use of online fee-based electronic resources.

16 Teacher Notes This WebQuest is geared toward a fourth grade general music class It may be helpful to discuss how the instruments’ sounds differ in regards to their size. The questions worksheet I made was a copy of all the questions the students need to answer in the WebQuest. I give a copy of the worksheet to each student so they can write their answers to prepare for their oral report. I made a worksheet with all of the instrument names and then cut them into cards. I randomly give the students one card after they find the four families of instruments.

17 Citations American Symphony Orchestra League. (2000). Retrieved July 24, 2007 from Dallas Symphony Association. (2006). Retrieved July 24, 2007 from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra website: orchestra. [Art]. Retrieved July 24, 2007, from Encyclopedia Britannica Online: The San Fransisco Symphony Kids’ Site. (2000). Retrieved July 24, 2007 from the San Fransisco Symphony Education Department website: (2000). Instruments of the Orchestra. World Almanac for Kids, Retrieved July 24, 2007 from Kids Search Grades 3-5 database. (2006). Musical Instruments. World Almanac for Kids, 140. Retrieved July 24, 2007 from Kids Search Grades 3-5 database.


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