Lesson Plan


This project is part of an interdisciplinary unit on Mark Twain. Students listen to this piano composition with a listening map. Then they create their own listening map (a visual description of what's happening in the music) using graphics. You can find the RubiStar rubric for this project at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=Inspiration&module=Rubistar&inspiration_view=59


  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Music
  • Arts > Technology
  • Arts > Visual Arts
  • Educational Technology > General
  • Educational Technology > Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


rubric assessment project lessonplan RubiStar music Mark Twain tempo



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-12-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is provided as part of an interdisciplinary study of Mark Twain. Students are asked to listen to the Mark Twain Waltz and draw a representation of the music in a creative listening map form. A link is provided for the sheet music to the Waltz, but there is no link to the actual recording of the Waltz, which would enhance this integrated curriculum and make it easier to use. The resource has a rubric which offers clear guidance in assessing and/or creating the map. There is also a link to RubiStar, which is an external link to help create rubrics.

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