I designed this fun music project for students to create an argument about a civilization that was studied in our 7th grade Eastern Hemisphere Ancient World History class. This project would really work for any world history course in which multiple civilizations were studied. This project was designed for students that have IPADs with the Garageband app, but it will work as long as students have access to some sort of song making program. I have included a simple grading system and a vocabulary list to get students started. I am planning for students to have 2 90 minute periods to complete the assignment, and it is designed to be a fun way for students to spend the last couple of periods after our final test before spring break. Feel free to adapt this assignment as you see fit!
The task for students: Your task is to create a song that proves that the civilization that you pick is better than the civilization that your partner picks. You will first create your own song and then merge it with your partner’s song.
Tags...Rap, Music, Epic, Fun Project, Assessment, Argument, Partner, Vocabulary, End of Year, Review, Engaging, Video Star, iMovie, Garage Band.