Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Homeschool Resource Day - Link Up -- Historical songs

Have I mentioned I have to drive a lot this week? Yeah, thought so. Between the driving and the rehearsing, there hasn't been much time for anything else. Since the commute to the theater is about 25 minutes one way, I decided to take advantage of my captive audience. We have been listening to Colonial and Revolution Songs with Historical Narration in the car while we drive.  It is a really unique telling of early American history.  A narrator will give a brief description of what is happening historically, then connect how the musical selection ties into it, followed by the entire song which was discussed.  Now, be forewarned, folk songs are history at its most unedited and some of the folk songs do make me raise my eyebrows a bit.  (Nothing explicit, but life was hard and brutal and the songs reflect that.)  It is interesting to hear some songs that I vaguely recognize and to hear the story behind them.

It is the perfect car ride CD.  My children find it interesting to listen to, but the content is not such that they would be likely to just pick it up to listen to at home.  It is a perfect accompaniment (pun intended) to our American history studies.

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We now return you to our regularly scheduled post.
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Now it's your turn.  What are your great learning resources to share this week?  (Just so you know, Homeschool Resource Day will take a vacation next week for Thanksgiving.)

Here are the rules:

1. Post about a resource (book, movie, CD, website, etc.) that you have found useful in teaching your children. You can also post directions for a learning activity that you have done with your children. The content of your blog must be family-friendly.

2. Link your post (use the permalink, not your blog's homepage) below.

3. Link back to this blog somewhere in your post so others can see everyone's great resources. You can use this button if you like.




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