Writing

Website Project: Let’s Explore the World through Music

Create an informative website featuring the music of a specific culture that is not covered in Chapter 8 of the course text. “World Music” refers to music that is not based in the Western tradition of music. For example, a band from Europe would not be appropriate for this assignment. Post the link to your website at the WK8 “Let’s Explore the World through Music” Forum.  Make any commentary/explanation/introduction there if you like, not required.

Build your website using www.wix.com, which is free and easy to use. Wix features user-friendly drag and drop technology. Easily change or customize the website. All that is required to set-up an account is an email address and password. Here is a student guide for creating Wix websites. Wix also has an excellent Help Center to address any questions while creating your website.

The website featuring a style of World Music is to include the following:

1.  A summary of the chosen culture. Include a short history.

2.  A brief explanation of some beliefs and traditions of the culture.

3.  Description of the instruments used in that culture’s music.

4.  Explanation of some of the key attributes of the culture’s music.

5.  Specific Introduction to one piece of music from the culture. Include at least one example of the music, such as a link to YouTube performances.

The above elements can either be included on one page of your website or separated into different pages.

Include your name on your website. Your website should include photos and video, linked or embedded. Embedded photos and videos need to be cited.

Sources must be valid, academic sources (i.e., do not use websites such as Wikipedia or About.com). Your website should not contain more than 15% direct quotes and direct quotes must be in quotation marks. Direct quotes and paraphrased material must be cited in the body of the text and in a reference section.

After the website is completed and published, post a link to your website in the WK8: Exploring the World through Music thread in Forums by Sunday of Week 7 at 11:55pm (Eastern time).

Your project will be evaluated according to this grading rubric.  

Note: If you are a military member serving overseas and have limited internet access that would prevent you from completing this project, contact your instructor for an alternate assignment.

Here are some samples of Wix websites. Let your creative imaginations inspire you to create your websites.

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