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[Grade 5 Chapter 4 Investigation]

The Age of Music

Investigation Organizer
This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their work on the Chapter Investigation.

Internet Links

Following are links to Internet resources for students to use while working on the Chapter Investigation.

Recording Technology History
This site is a time line with images and Internet links that will take you from the Edison Cylinder to Digital Audio Tape. Also included is a bibliography. The site was created by Steve Schoenherr of the University of San Diego.

Media History Project
This site provides information about various forms of media "from petroglyphs to pixels" as well as a tremendous number of links to Internet sites about various forms of media. The Timeline by Chronology section is a good place to start.

Billboard Charts
This site will tell you what is the top-selling music in a number of different categories. Billboard® magazine provides this online edition of music industry information. Ask students to note how the information is organized in these charts, and ask them how this information would be useful for a store selling recorded music.

The Music Education Madness Site
This site provides plenty of instruction hints, lesson plans, and articles that will help you incorporate music into the curriculum.

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