M.T424

Music through a Time Machine

Music through a Time Machine

Students will compare and contrast 60-second excerpts of music from the baroque, classical, romantic, and twentieth-century eras.

Students will listen to each excerpt, take notes on style characteristics, and use their notes to create a written comparison of the four works.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Music Listening Comprehension

  • Use of Vocabulary

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Demonstrates little or no understanding of the similarities and differences between the works.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates limited understanding of the similarities and differences between the works. Information often is not accurate.

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  • Demonstrates appropriate but not sophisticated understanding of the similarities and differences between the works. Information usually is accurate.

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  • Demonstrates sophisticated understanding of the similarities and differences between the works. Information is accurate.

    N/A at this time.
  • No musical vocabulary is used.

    N/A at this time.
  • Uses some musical vocabulary to illustrate points, but the uses are not always accurate or appropriate.

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  • Uses musical vocabulary often to illustrate points, and the uses are usually but not always accurate or appropriate.

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  • Consistently uses rich musical vocabulary to illustrate points, and the uses are accurate and appropriate.

    N/A at this time.
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