Write the lyrics to describe one of four leading political figures of early America in this 8th-grade U.S. history WebQuest! . Patrick Sieler . MAT 675 Integrating Multimedia – Professor Zone. WebQuest Introduction . ID: 492463
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A Growing Sense of Nationhood
Write the lyrics to describe one of four leading political figures of early America in this 8th-grade U.S. history WebQuest!
MAT 675 Integrating Multimedia – Professor ZoneSlide2
WebQuest Introduction A Growing Sense of Nationhood
After the War of 1812, America enjoyed a new sense of pride and unity.In its geography, politics, art, literature, and music, America was emerging with a new national identity.In this WebQuest, you will investigate one of four American political leaders of the early 19th century and tell about their accomplishments.
8.5.2, 8.6.2, 8.7.2, 8.8.1, 8.9.5Slide3
are three parts to your
assignment to complete over two class periods.
You and your
will be randomly assigned
one of four American political leaders of the early 19
century: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and John Marshall.
will use the Internet and any other library or classroom resources
Find out as many facts
as you can about
Write lyrics about their accomplishments that match the melody, “Oh, Susanna!” by Stephen Foster
Perform your song for the class.Slide4
The Process – Here’s what you do
Part 1: The
First, print out a copy of the
to “Oh! Susanna” by Stephen Foster. Get familiar with the rhyming pattern and beat of the song.
Next, print a copy of the
blank lyric sheet
you will use to construct your own lyrics based on the life and accomplishments of your assigned political figure.
library materials or the
to research your political
figure. Type the name of the person in the search field. Or go to the
section and click on the links.
Look closely at
be sure you include ALL the required information for your
The Process - Here’s what you do (cont.)
facts about your political figure, you and your partner will write song lyrics that match the song
by Stephen Foster
begin writing, get familiar with the tune. Listen to some recordings of the song by
and Johnny Cash,
The Singing Dogs
. Be familiar with the rhythm.
Refer to the
to be sure you include all that is required in your song lyricsSlide6
The Process - Here’s what you do (cont.)
Part 3 : The presentation.You and your partner will deliver a 2-3 minute performance of your song. You will use your lyrics sheet on the overhead camera to teach the class so they will be able to sing along.Make sure all the items in the Requirements Sheet are in your lyrics.Be sure you rehearse and practice for your presentation! Also, be sure the work of presenting is shared evenly between partners.Slide7
Evaluation - How is it graded?
Your song and presentation is worth 100 points. Look at the grading rubric to see how your song is evaluated. Basically, your song should:Match the melody of “Oh! Susanna”Contain the same number of lines as shown in the songTell us at least three significant details about your assigned political figure. Details may include personal facts, political philosophy, and actions of the figure.Be clever and entertaining—that is, it gets the class to participate.Slide8
Use the Internet, or click on the pictures of your assigned figure to find out information.Henry ClaySlide9
Use the Internet, or click on the picture of your assigned figure to find out information.John C. CalhounSlide10
, or click on the picture of your assigned figure to find out information.Daniel WebsterSlide11
Use the Internet, or click on the picture of your assigned figure to find out information.John MarshallSlide12
You’re ready to begin! Remember to work as a teamCheck the requirements sheet oftenBe creative and strive for a “wow” factor in your presentation.Have fun!When you finish your presentation and hear the others in class, you will be able to match the political figure with their significant contributions to American history with 100% accuracy.
8.5.2, 8.6.2, 8.7.2, 8.8.1, 8.9.5Slide13Slide14
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