A Fun Holiday Web Quest for your Music Students!
This lesson plan comes to us from New Hampshire teacher Catie Dwinal – check out our library of web quests for QuaverMusic.com here!
Also write this Web Quest on the board for your students:
- Copy the melody into QComposer.
- Press play: Can you figure out which song you just copied?
- Sing it out loud!
- Now, meet Gene Autry!
- Let’s talk about Gene:
Gene Autry was a singer and songwriter who was famous for writing songs like Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Gene had a great nickname: “The Singing Cowboy.”
- What stop on the Metro would Mr. Autry most likely want to visit? Take a minute to stop there and take the quiz to get the diploma in the book!
- Now, it’s your turn to write a holiday song! Come up with 5 describing words about this time of year before going to QStrum. Write a 3-8 measure song using only the C and G chords on the guitar and those 5 words you brainstormed as your lyrics. Get creative, get silly, feel the holiday spirit and save your work! Now, can you sing your new holiday hit with the music you wrote?
Enjoy this Holiday Quest with your classes,
and let us know what kind of creations they compose!
And don’t forget to claim your Holiday Gift Surprise before the 25th!