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Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?

Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
Music in Critical Thinking - John Cage 4'33'" Debate ~ Is it music?
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WHAT IS INCLUDED:
PowerPoint Presentation Guided Lesson Plan*
Audio And Video Clips Automatically Inserted in Slide Show*
Interactive Timers Built Inside the Slideshow for Court Trial/Debate*
Court Trial Preparation Worksheet*

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John Cage 4'33'" is a piece that is Four Minutes and Thirty Three Seconds of complete silence. Students will debate whether or not that should be considered music at all.

Section 1. 4'33"' Listening Activity
Students are introduced to John Cage first in a way that demonstrates he writes beautiful music. Students then are exposed to the song 'Four Minutes and Thirty Three Seconds" and decide whether or not they think it is music and why.
Note: In order for the videos to work in this lesson plan, you must have internet!

Section 2. Court Trial
The slide show is designed as a court trial, where the students will take John Cages song to court. Students may choose any side they like and have a debate. The slides include opening statements for both sides, providing evidence for both sides, and closing statements for each side. Each slide has timers for you to allow the pacing to stay on track. The court trial proceeds by the following structure:

1. 4'33"' IS Music Opening Statement

2. 4'33"' IS Music Evidence

3. 4'33"' IS NOT Music Opening Statement

4. 4'33"' IS NOT Music Evidence

5. Both sides engage in discussion

6. 4'33"' IS music Closing Statement

7. 4'33"' IS NOT music Closing Statement

8. Teacher (The Judge) gets the final word
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