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TVMS Library: Instrument Families

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Big Idea

Working in pairs, students will create a presentation related to an instrument.  It will be one of the primary instruments in the instrument family (i.e., violin, flute, trumpet, etc).

The presentation must be at least 5 slides long with the following information:

Slide 1:  Introduction--Write the name of the instrument that you are presenting as well as your first name, last initial only, and class (6-E or 6-O)

Slide 2:  Background--Introduce your instrument.  What instrument family does it belong to?  What is it made from?  In what country did it originate?  How do you play it?  In what type of music would we hear your instrument?  Would you find it in a symphony orchestra?  A jazz band?  A rock band?

Slide 3:  Musicians--Find three musicians who are known for playing your instrument.  Make sure the musicians are from different musicial genres (styles).  

Slide 4:  Musical example--This is going to require help from Mrs. Todaro.  You and your partner will need to look up two musical examples--one classical and one of any other genre.  Bring these to Mrs. Todaro so she can review them and help you link them to your presentation.

Slide 5:  Closing


You and your partner will present to the class.  This presentation will take the place of a test.  Part of your grade is a "partner grade", where you will grade on how much your partner helped in the process.  

Logging into Google Slides from Home

  1. Go to on Chrome
  2. Click "sign in"
  3. Login:
    • username:  24+first initial+last  (example:
    • password: (if you don't remember your password, see Mr. Moczydlowski in the library)
  4. Click the waffle icon, go to Slides

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To request books to be delivered:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your email address, without the (example, 28jsmith)
  • password = your 6-digit ID number

2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)

3) Click "Hold"  (You'll see a message saying to pick it up.  Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
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A couple of notes on requesting books:

  • Books will be delivered to your LA teacher.  (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
  • You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
  • Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.