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Musical Hell!

Are you ready for a little musical interlude?


  • RL.9-10.7. Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).

Learning Target: I will analyze the representations of the sins punished in Dante’s Inferno as they are presented in modern music.

Activator: Think of a song that represents Hell to you….. What circle? Let’s see the ones I came up with 🙂

Work Session: Your test is TOMORROW!!!! So today we are going to do a little review game, where I play a song and you match the song to the circle of Hell. A couple things to remember:

  • I do not care about you knowing exactly what circle is what sin.
  • I care that you know what the sins ARE – not you can list them, but you know what the words MEAN.
  • I care that you understand the law of symbolic retribution (the punishment fits the crime).
  • I do not care if you memorize what Dante’s punishments are for each individual sin.
  • I do not care if you memorize the orders of the circles.
  • I DO care if you know the difference in greed and gluttony, in wrath and violence, in lust and betrayal.

In other words, I don’t want you to MEMORIZE the text, but I DO want you to understand it. Capisce?

Excellent 🙂 Let’s listen to some music!




After we finish listening to these 9 songs, I want you to flip your sheet over. On the back is a place for you to come up with your own 9 songs for the inferno. Warning: Fraud is kind of hard to find!

Enjoy! I may use these songs later on, so put some effort into this!!!

Closing Session: Think-Pair-Share with a neighbor and then with the class!

Differentiation: Learning style (visual, auditory); interest (musical genres).

Assessment: Worksheets will be checked for completion and understanding (answers could vary).

iPad Research and Notecards!


W.9-10.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
W.9-10.8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
W.9-10.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


8 Mile…

Learning Target

Scholars will continue their research into a success story using the iPads.

Work Session

Again, you are writing an answer of at least four sentences to each question!

6. What do YOU think is the reason for your person’s success?

7. What does your person consider the biggest reason they are successful? (Look for interviews your person has done to answer this question.)

8. What are some things you and your friends can do that caused your person to be successful?

9. What are some other things you should do if you want to be successful in life?

10. What advice would you give someone if they asked you how to become successful like ________________(your person)?

After you finish these, you need to turn in your answers from today and yesterday so I can give you credit for them!! Tomorrow you will get them back in the computer lab to make them into notecards (or note-strips-of-paper) and you will make your PowerPoint so you can present!!

Closing Session

Socrative TOTD – 2 things you learned about your person!!


Research questions will be assessed, TOTD will be checked.


Technology use, flexible grouping, student choice.