July 7th, 2004
Lesson Overview

Overview:


Judy Garland was one of America’s most famous child stars. In this lesson students will explore Garland’s life as they investigate a variety of musical, historical, and artistic resources. They will explore an interactive timeline, create an “Over the Rainbow” fact collection, synthesize what they learn by writing a brief entertainment news skit, and develop a media campaign focusing on the role drugs and alcohol played in Garland’s life.

Grade Level:

6-8

Time Allotment:

Three 45-minute classes

Subject Matter:

Music, Language Arts

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to do the following:

  • evaluate, summarize, interpret and synthesize information from a variety of resources
  • create an artistic representation that captures factual information about Judy Garland’s life and art
  • write a news article that summarizes key aspects of Judy Garland’s life
  • develop a media campaign that focuses on the role drugs and alcohol played in Judy Garland’s life

Standards:


National Standards:

MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 3, Standard 1

http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/search.asp?Action=Search
&SubjectName=7&GradeOption=Six&Keyword=&KeywordOption=AND&Vocabulary=
&VocabularyOption=AND&Topic=&TopicOption=AND&Submit1=Submit+Search

Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process

MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 3, Standard 4
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?
SubjectID=7&StandardID=2

Gathers and uses information for research purposes

MCREL LANGUAGE ARTS, Level 3, Standard 5
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/search.asp?
Action=Search&SubjectName=7&GradeOption=Six&Keyword=&KeywordOption=
AND&Vocabulary=&VocabularyOption=AND&Topic=&TopicOption=
AND&Submit1=Submit+Search

Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

MCREL MUSIC, Level 3, Standard 7
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=11&StandardID=7
Understands the relationship between music and history and culture

MCREL ARTS CONNECTIONS Level 3Art Connections Standard 1
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/search.asp?
Action=Search&SubjectName=9&GradeOption=Six&Keyword=&KeywordOption=
AND&Vocabulary=&VocabularyOption=AND&Topic=&TopicOption=
AND&Submit1=Submit+Search

Understands connections among the various art forms and other disciplines

MCREL WORKING WITH OTHERS, Level 3, Standard 1
http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/Benchmark.asp?SubjectID=22&StandardID=1
Contributes to the overall effort of a group

Salinger

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