Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology

Encourage your class to explore their curiosity with a lesson on the research process. After pupils choose a topic of interest, they produce a research paper with textual evidence on their findings. They learn how to assess sources, build a research frame, select key sources, organize their evidence, and evaluate their research, among many other skills.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide feedback for the class's final research paper by examining a model and highlighting various skills that meet expectations
  • Consider letting researchers work at their own pace through mastery learning 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires research space and technology
Pros

  • Research unit is skill-based and contains a unit outline with scaffolding to a summative writing assessment
  • Unit contains detailed notes for instructors to enhance the lessons
  • The materials include assessment options 
Cons

  • None