Synthesis Through Song

Subgroup Size

Small Group


30 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Created by Nastasha E. Johnson, Purdue Libraries & School of Information Studies.


Lundstrom, K., Diekema, A.R., Leary, H., Haderlie, S., & Holliday, W. (2015). Teaching and learning information synthesis: An intervention and rubric based assessment. Communications in Information Literacy, 9(1).


As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Analyze two texts to identify cultural norms projected in contemporary music selections. 2. Synthesize the main themes in a small body of music, thereby considering and inferring relationships between concepts. 3. Organize and discuss the ideas of the songs to create theme groupings.