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Welcome!

You are about to set out on a journey that will expose you to cultures you may know a lot about (or even nothing at all!) The reward is in the learning! ENJOY!

 

Your Task (if brave enough to accept it! and wise enough to realize it will affect your grade) is to visit several websites and compare information about the Australian, Korean, and Irish cultures using a Venn Diagram and a Notes page. The goal of this assignment is to help you find out about other cultures!

Directions:

1) Visit each website listed below by clicking on the underlined link.

2) Click "Notes" and download the Microsoft Word file "notes.doc".

3) Collect 5 examples of the culture you are visiting (Australian, Korean, Irish) and write the information in the column it belongs in on the "Notes" page.

4) Click "Venn Diagram" and download the Microsoft Word file "venndiagram.doc".

5) From the information you gathered for #3 (above), take 2 of the unique aspects of each culture and write it in to the big space next to the name of each country on the "Venn Diagram" worksheet.

6) Find 1 similarity from #3 above for Australian and Korean culture and place it in the overlapping section between those two circles.

7) Find 1 similarity from #3 above for Australian and Irish culture and place it in the overlapping section between those two circles.

8) Find 1 similarity from #3 above for Korean and Irish culture and place it in the overlapping section between those two circles.

9) Find 1 similarity from #3 above between ALL 3 cultures. Place this in the center of the circle.

Australia:

Korea:

Ireland:

Australian Folk Song History

Korean Culture

"Be Thou My Vision" History - Page 1, Page 2

Australian History - Encarta

Korean Culture - Wikipedia

Folk Music of Ireland

Botany Bay History

Korean Food

Ireland - Encarta

Bound to Australia Folk Song

Korean History

Irish History - Page 1

Ned Kelly - Iron Outlaw

Korean Music

Irish History - Page 2

Ned Kelly - Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Korean Music (Trends in History)

St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

 

This rubric will be used to determine your score on the Venn Diagram and Notes web
assignment which will be included as part of your portfolio development process:

Possible Points: 15

A = 15 - 14 Points

B = 13 - 12 Points

C = 11 Points

D = 10 - 9 Points

F = 8 - 0 Points

 

Outstanding
(5 Points)

Good
(4 Points)

Satisfactory
(3 Points)

Needs Improvement
(2 Points)

Weak
(1 Point)

Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram correctly displays the required number of artifacts in the appropriate region.

Venn Diagram displays the required number of artifacts but 1 or 2 are misplaced.

Venn Diagram correctly displays the required number of artifacts but 3 are misplaced.

Venn Diagram lacks the required number of artifacts.

Venn Diagram lacks the required number of artifacts, little is shown to indicate completion of the assignment.

Notes

Notes correctly display the required number of artifacts from a variety of resources in an organized fashion..

Notes correctly display the required number of artifacts from a variety of resources.

Notes correctly display the required number of artifacts from a few resources.

Notes lack the required number of artifacts. Organization is functional.

Notes are unorganized and lack the required number of artifacts.

Content

In depth understanding of cultural connections. Information is relevant and insightful.

Good connections made between cultures. Information is thoughtful.

Cultural connections show some understanding. Information lacks clarity.

Connections made between cultures are superficial. Information presented is unrelated and vague.

Little to no connections are offered. Understanding is not apparent.

 

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of your quest! I hope you have enjoyed the opportunity to gather information on several of the cultures that we have studied in class. Music is truly a world phenomenon and getting the opportunity to discover as much as you can about other people and their way of life is worth more than you can imagine! Now you can take the information you have gathered and apply it to the music you are learning. In many ways, this quest is repeatable because you can do this for every piece of music you ever play! I challenge you to seek out as many resources available to you in your quest to learn about music.