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Music in Israel Midterm Exam (2013).pdf

Music in Israel Midterm Exam (2013).pdf

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Collaborative digital Midterm Exam methodology, guidelines and resources for Music in Israel (Mus 74 & 139 at UC Berkeley, Fall 2013)
Collaborative digital Midterm Exam methodology, guidelines and resources for Music in Israel (Mus 74 & 139 at UC Berkeley, Fall 2013)

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Music in Israel | MUS 74 & 139 @UC Berkeley | Midterm Exam | Fall 2013Methodology
 Asexplainedinclass,theapproachtotestingforthiscourseisinlinewiththeunderstandingthat therearemanyconcurring,andattimesconflicting,ideas,perspectives,and“listeningmodes” involvedinthetopicweareallresearchingtogether(“MusicinIsrael”).TheformatoftheMidterm  willrepresentanattempttobecoherentwiththisapproach,andwilltrytobuildontheideasthat,  asaclass,wecanalsoworkcollaboratively,andthatthesumofourcollectiveknowledgeis greaterthatitsparts(eachofourownbackgrounds,perspectives,individualunderstandingo coursematerials,etc.).Therefore,wewilltrytomakefulluseofthealmost3daysofbrainpowe (52participants,includinginstructors,timesca.80minutesoflecturetime=ca.70hours)that areavailabletousduringeachofourlecturemeetings,inordertore-thinkwhathasbeen coveredbyourcoursethusfar.Thekeyisnottohaveallmaterialsmemorized,buttobeableto quicklyaccessallrelevantinformation,to“connectthedots,andtobeabletoelaborateonitall, on the basis of the tools built in class and of each student’s individual work preparing for it.
How to prepare
Students are required to review all work for
Music in Israel
since the beginning of the Semester,and to focus on the following:Class SyllabusWeekly Assignment Sheets (Week 1 through Week 9), and the listening assignmentslisted (and explained) in each of them, as well as the related reading materials (allsheets, articles, CD booklets, and links are available on bSpace)Course Blog and the resources listed on it
What to bring (“packing list’)
Yourselves (attendance is mandatory!)Personal computers (laptops, tablets, etc.), with access to  AirBears and bDrive, as well as the electronic resources of the UC Berkeley Library (we will also have a fewlaptops/tablets available for you in case you cannot bring your own)Class materials (books, articles, mp3 files, etc.; all except for one book also availableonline)Weekly Assignment Sheets/listening guidesPaper and pens/pencils or other materials to take/sketch notesMusical instruments, puppets, etc.: anything that you feel may help you in successfullywork on the Midterm exam
 After Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872).
We Are What We Eat 
: MidtermMUS 74&139 @UCB | Fall 2013F. Spagnolo & R. Colwell
A. Working Group and Workspace Setup (from 9:40 until 9:50: 10 minutes)
1.Choose a food from the 10 handouts available in class (first come, first serve)2.Form a group with the students that have selected matching food handouts (andintroduce yourself to the rest of the group)3.Create a workspace within the Auditorium4.Based on the table below, highlight the topic that your working group will be focusing onduring the exam5.Access these instructions online (at bit.ly/wearewhatweeat2013)6.Create a bDrive document shared with all the students in the working group (use@berkeley.edu login and email addresses to create and share the document; further instructions at http://bconnected.berkeley.edu/)7.Share the bDrive document with the instructors (spagnoloacht@berkeley.edu &rachel.colwell@berkeley.edu)1tomatoEast-European communist 1920s2ptitim (Israeli couscous)German immigrant 1930s3beetPolish immigrant (Holocaust survivor) 1940s4halvahRefugee from Muslim country (late 1940s-mid 1950s)5falafelYemenite (preferably a woman; any historical period)6cholent and/or chaminMoroccan Israeli 1970-1980s7pizzaEthiopian immigrant 1980s-present8sachlabPalestinian-Israeli 1990s-2000s9limonanah (mint lemonade)Army recruit (any historical period)10orangeChild (any historical period)
We Are What We Eat 
: MidtermMUS 74&139 @UCB | Fall 2013F. Spagnolo & R. Colwell
B. Collaborative Work (from 9:50 until 10:35: 45 minutes)
Based on the character that matches the food choice of your working group, work collaborativelyon a shared bDrive document that includes a historical background (100-200 words); a syntheticprofile or biography; and a musical example (soundtrack); all based on the guidelines givenbelow.When setting up your workspace and evaluating your sources for the assignment, feel free toconsult with the instructors.
1. Historical Background (100-200 words)
Discuss the historical background of the character and of the topics that may be related to it, andsummarize it in 100-200 words.Use primarily the Class Syllabus (including assigned books, articles, etc.), the Encyclopaedia Judaica, the Course Blog and any other resources from the Library.
2. Profile
Write a synthetic profile/biography of a "character" (either hypothetical or historical) based on theone matching your working group’s food choice, the topics that may be related to it, and thehistorical background you just wrote.Compile the profile based on the following parameters:1.name(s)2.relevant biographical dates (birth, immigration, death, etc.)3.gende4.age5.languages known/spoken6.socio-economic standing, class, etc.7.dress code8.profession9.political orientation/beliefs10.religious persuasion(s)11.food habits12.relationship with land/lands of origin13.avatar (you may use the UCB Library Image databases as well as images.google.com and http://commons.wikimedia.org)
We Are What We Eat 
: MidtermMUS 74&139 @UCB | Fall 2013F. Spagnolo & R. Colwell

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