My goal here at Music in Our Homeschool is to serve my readers in anyway to help them include more music in their homeschools (or other classrooms). Last year I took a survey and found out that an overwhelming need was in the area of Hymn Study. So, I set out to write the best hymn study course … [Read more...] about The 8 Elements of the Best Hymn Study Course Ever
The Star-Spangled Banner Have your kids learned the American National Anthem yet? The poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 and was originally called "The Defence of Fort McHenry." Background Story Learn the background of the … [Read more...] about Music and Poetry: Free Music Lesson on “The Star-Spangled Banner”
This month I've been compiling ideas for combining music with poetry. I haven't had to search far for ideas! You can find all Music and Poetry series posts here. Today's lesson focuses on the poetry in hymns. Homeschool Copywork has several hymns that you can download for your kids to do for hymn … [Read more...] about Music and Poetry: “All Creatures of Our God and King” Hymn Study and Copywork
When I Survey Easter Hymn Study: A 12-day Hymnological Journey to the Cross [Today's article was written by Gena Mayo and is part of the 31 Days of Music in Our Homeschool Series.] Are you looking for a way to make Easter more meaningful this year? I love these hymn studies by Kim Sorgius of Not … [Read more...] about Easter Hymn Study from Not Consumed
[Today's article was written by Gena Mayo and is part of the 31 Days of Music in Our Homeschool Series.] My kids are involved in a community theater company called Chicago Youth Theater (formerly known as Spotlight Youth Theater) in the Chicago area. This winter they are … [Read more...] about Unit Study for Seussical the Musical Jr.
Free Christmas Carol Copywork Pick up 15 pages of Free Christmas Carol Copywork from LifeofaHomeschoolMom.com (formerly FrugalHomeschoolFamily.com). You'll find the first phrase or so of 5 different carols: "Silent Night" "Away in a Manger" "O Holy Night" "Joy to the World" … [Read more...] about Free Christmas Carol Copywork