Biblically Integrated Music Lessons
Grade 7-Grade 8
Two classroom music lessons for junior high students demonstrate how to teach from a biblical worldview, integrating faith in the learning experience, including authentic assessments through service learning. The accompanying powerpoint presents the themes...
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Grade 1-Grade 6
It sounded like a simple folk song sung by slaves, but it was really a map to freedom, for hidden in the lyrics were directions to the escape route known as the Underground Railroad. In glowing paintings that evoke the American folk tradition and a simple...
NAD Music Curriculum Guide: A Brief History of Music
This 9-page introduction to the history of music provides a brief overview to the progression of music forms developed in every period of earth's history.
Native Ground Music, Historic American Music & Folklore
Native Ground Music is the comprehensive resource for authentic southern Appalachian music and traditional music of rural America, the Civil War, and the Old West. Includes gospel, bluegrass, and old-time folk music collections and a full catalog of outlaw...
Sing for Freedom
The story of the Civil Rights Movement through its songs. Hymns, spirituals, gospel songs, prayers and speeches have been a unifying force in the struggle for civil rights throughout the United States.
Slave Narratives and Spirituals Unit
Grade 10-Grade 12
"Slave Narratives and Spirituals: A brief exploration of two methods
of communication by African slaves
in the mid-1800s is an interdisciplinary unit for the 11th and 12th grade that incorporates elements from American...
Songs of Zion - The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Afric
Songs of the Black religious tradition reflect the past of slavery and servitude, the struggle for freedom and liberation; they reflect the present with its continuing demands and perplexities and an ever-present hope for a future that will reflect the rulership...
Stories of the Great Composers
Written for younger elementary-age students, this resource prepares students for Meet the Great Composers, designed for older students. There are simple biographies and illustrations of 13 famous composers, followed by an imaginary story based on fact...
Stories of the Great Hymns - Short Sessions on the Creation of the Great Hymns
Grade 3-Grade 8
"Use this resource to rekindle an interest in the rich heritage of hymns and gospel songs. While appropriate as a supplementary piano book for private and group instruction, it could also be used in church choir clubs, Sunday schools, Christian schools...
The Story of Christian Music
"From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel, an authoritative, illustrated guide to all the major traditions of music for worship."
The Symphony - An Interactive Guide
This is a comprehensive resource for people wanting to learn more about symphonies. You can study the complete guide to the orchestra, delve into biographies of major musical composers, research a complete list of symphonies, listen to clips of symphonies...
A worship talk and the story behind some famous hymns:
To Run and Not Be Weary...
For God so Loved the World
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
It is Well with My Soul
Living for Jesus