Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was originally known as Decoration Day. It's observed on the last Monday of May and is a time to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Use today's Free 15-Minute Music … [Read more...] about Free 15-Minute Music Lesson for Memorial Day
Often in music classes, kids learn folk songs. It's a basic part of elementary music, early childhood music and movement, and the Charlotte Mason homeschooling method. But, what is a folk song? What is a Folk Song? A folk song is a song that was transmitted orally, usually with an unknown … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson: What is a Folk Song?
La Bohème Opera Lesson Plans to Prepare Your Students for the Performance Next week, I'm taking three of my kids to see one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching operas of all time, Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème. I dare you to listen to the beautiful music below and not get chills! Use the La … [Read more...] about La Bohème Opera Lesson Plans to Prepare Your Students for the Performance
President's Day is a day we remember two great American Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington was born on February 22, 1731, and Lincoln was born February 12, 1809. But, it's also a day to honor all Presidents of the United States. Today I have a Music Lesson for President's … [Read more...] about Free 15-Minute Music Lesson for President’s Day
Enjoy today's 15-Minute Music Lesson about Gilbert and Sullivan The lesson today is an excerpt from the full 36-lesson course at Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com which launches Saturday, August 5, 2017: Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School. A longer lesson, online quiz, and … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson about Gilbert and Sullivan
Music is a very powerful influence. Throughout history, we can find songs that were used to spur people and even entire countries to back a cause. Such is the case for the American Revolution. Today we'll enjoy a 15-Minute Music Lesson for Independence Day and learn about the music that encouraged … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson for Independence Day with free printable pack