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    Adventist Book Center - ABC Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "AdventistBookCenter.com is the online store for a world-wide network of Christian bookstores called Adventist Book Centers, or ABCs. The site is owned jointly by two Seventh-day Adventist publishers, Pacific Press and Review and Herald Publishing."

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    NAD Elementary Fine Arts Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 fine arts courses in North American Adventist schools: Media...

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    2007 Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the people in the pews conducted for the Medina Seventh-day Adventist Church. Questionnaires were used to collect the data. It is mainly focused on church growth.

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    A Christian Focus for the Arts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Did God place within humans both the desire and the ability to create things that are unique and lovely? If so, are there divine standards that apply to the creation and appreciation of works of art?

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    Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This paper provides a comprehensive blueprint of the state of the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America. From styles of worship to the spiritual attitudes, this paper provides a sobering assessment.

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    All the Best Songs of Praise & Worship Kindergarten-Lifelong
    There are now four volumes of this songbook, with relatively simple arrangements of some of the standard favorites, most-loved selections, and the very best of new songs. Companion products also available: Words only edition, accompaniment CD.

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    American History Alive! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special social studies, history, and geography issue suggests ideas for bringing American history to life. History classes should create memories, include both content and skills, help students discover unique perspectives on Adventism,...

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    Appropriate Music in Worship Grade 7-Lifelong
    Worship reflects the spiritual progress of the church. Both personal and congregational, it constitutes a true barometer of the spiritual condition of the people. Pastor A. Aeschlimann emphasizes that what is necessary and important is not to go to the house...

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    Are Music Choices Really Important? Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Call an airlines office. Enter a supermarket. Stop at a bank. Walk by a teenager's room. You can't escape it. From the soothing to the shattering, from the rock to the rap, from the classical to the popular, music is everywhere. It's almost omnipresent....

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    Between the Church and the Marketplace - How Professional Gospel Musicians Negotiate the Tension Between Sacred and Market Contexts, with Reference to the Case of No Limits, a Vocal Music Group from Soweto Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Using the adaptation of the Landry value chain model, this research highlights difficulties and successes that No Limits, a South African music group, has encountered in pursuing a professional career in sacred and marketplace contexts. In turn, this...

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    Beverly Wesner-Hoehn - Dialogue with an Adventist musician Grade 11-Lifelong
    Beverly Wesner-Hoehn answers questions regarding her life, faith, and career - Why did you choose to specialize in the harp? How has your faith affected or influenced your career? What role does music play in the life of your family?

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    Building a Successful Choral Program Grade 5-Grade 12
    From a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, find "strategies to develop a strong and inspiring choral program that promotes musical growth, discipline, community engagement, and a strong value in the arts."

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    Christian Book Distributors Website Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Christianbook.com has a huge selection of Christian music, children's books, graduation and holiday gifts, homeschooling curriculum and much more.

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    Church Growth Book Tertiary
    This presentation shares data from the FACT Adventist Study in 2002.

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    Climate Change Advocacy through the Arts - The IMCC Kapagintaw Ethno-Rock Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This case study describes how the Kapagintaw Ethno-Rock Band of Iligan Medical Center College held lecture-concerts on climate change around major places in Mindanao, using traditional music and dance, while getting people to participate in the discussions...

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    Concert Etiquette for Music Students Grade 1-Grade 12
    When a student attends a concert, there are rules of behavior and courtesy to observe. These rules are formatted in a 10 Commandments style. Created by the Music Curriculum Committee of the Atlantic Union Conference for the MusicaLive! Music Kit (no longer...

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    Conducting Course Grade 6-Lifelong
    This free 106 page online document (pdf file) is an excellent resource for a teacher who may be taking on a performing group but has no conducting training. "The goal of the Conducting Course is to teach you all the skills you need to serve as...

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    Considerations for the Evaluation of Church Music - A Biblical Approach Tertiary-Lifelong
    Andrews seeks to address the subject of evaluative considerations for church music with its primary source originating from a Biblical perspective and to develop an awareness of the various factors, which impinge on our musical opinions and positions. This...

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    Curriculum Frameworks for Adventist Secondary Schools in SPD Grade 7-Grade 12
    Essential curriculum development tools for Christian secondary schools, these downloadable frameworks outline the Adventist philosophy, values and principles, and show teachers how valuing, thinking and other learning skills can be taught from a Christian...

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    Differences in academic achievement of students involved in extracurricular activities in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda Grade 6-Grade 11
    This study examined differences in the academic performance of students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United Sates and Bermuda based on their level of involvement in school music organizations-- band or choir -- and school...

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    Educating With the Brain in Mind Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Christine Goad demonstrates how a teacher can combine key principles of Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory and Marian Diamond's research on Enriched Environments to create a dynamic classroom setting that provides opportunities for optimum learning....

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    Elementary Music - Skype and the Laundry Room Studio Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Christiana Rennard, the teacher in a one-room school in Mississippi, didn’t feel confident teaching music. Carol Swinyar, an experienced music educator, lived 239 miles away. Here are the handouts from their 2012 NAD presentation that emerged as a result...

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    Emily Akuno - Dialogue with an Adventist Music Educator in Kenya Grade 10-Lifelong
    Akuno discusses her childhood, her interest in music, her advice on how music should be perceived, her comments on life in a public university, and advice she has for those interested in pursuing the study of music.

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    Enhancing Creativity Through Music, Rhythm, and Sound Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Interested in altering your thinking and mood with music? Try the following exercises: drawing to music, writing with music, and thinking through music.

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    Factors Related to the Concept of Worship and Philosophy of Religious Music of Adventist Pastors in Mexico Grade 1-Lifelong
    This research observed the concept of worship, the interest in music, and the attitude towards training that pastors, administrators, and departmental leaders in the three Adventist unions in Mexico in 2004 reported.

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    Fine-Arts Education in North American Division Secondary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How strong is the fine-arts program in the North American Division? Are the courses offered in Adventist academies adequate to prepare students to pursue a college major and seek a career in the fine arts? The author shares results from research across NAD...

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    He Is Our Song Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This youth songbook features 165 group songs, and is designed especially for academy and college use. It includes classics such as Side by Side, action songs, scriptural songs, antiphonal canons, plus many other praise songs. Guitar chords are included. This...

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    Help! I Have to Teach Music! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Stuck with giving assignments about dead composers for music? Want to meet curriculum requirements, especially when planning time and resources are at a minimum? This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handout includes numerous music education links and...

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    Highschool Textbook Supplements SSD Grade 5-Grade 12
    Adventist teachers' handbooks for integrating faith and values. These are practical guides with a variety of approaches to teaching key values, illustrations and examples. Separate booklets are available for each subject, including: Art, Business, Computer,...

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    How Should Children Sing? Grade 9-Lifelong
    Written by Philip Bliss in 1873, this essay has many important things to say to those who use music in their work with children. Along with many other hymns, Bliss wrote both words and music for "Dare to Be a Daniel" and "Jesus Loves Even Me."

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    Hymns - 16 Classic Hymns for Children Preschool-Grade 4
    Cedarmont Kids sing such favorite hymns as "This is My Father's World", "For the Beauty of the Earth", "Amazing Grace" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus". CD has bonus split-track versions included for sing-along....

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    Hymns Alive! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Recorded by Susan Maehre (choir director, organist, musician and singer/songwriter), "Hymns Alive is a compilation of 719 hymns on 24 Compact Discs, 98% of which are known and loved by Christians of all denominations. This compilation comes directly from...

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    Hymns, Our Christian Heritage - Lessons and More Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Resources include 20 lesson plans and audio files for lower and upper levels, flash cards, sing and ring hymns for chimes or handbells, and videos with sign language.

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    Instrumental Conducting Workshop/Reading Lab Notes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    These notes from a 2018 NAD convention workshop include tips on conducting and some sample exercises.

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    International Adventist Musicians Association - IAMA Grade 9-Lifelong
    A forum where music-related issues and ideas can be discussed and presented, and a source for news about what is happening in music in the Seventh-day Adventist church. This website includes links to Adventist musicians, job opportunities, music resources,...

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    Introduction to Background Music Copyright Laws Grade 3-Grade 12
    Here is an introduction to background music copyright laws with added links to great articles. Today's technology makes it easy to add background music to projects such as slideshows and videos. However, you need to understand the copyright laws and legalities regarding the addition of background music in E-Clips or other projects you and/or your students create before adding this feature.

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    Jaime Jorge - No More Broken Strings and Crescendo Grade 9-Tertiary
    The intriguing story of world-renowned violinist Jaime Jorge in his search for God's purpose in his life is told in his two books.

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    Kind Hands, Kind Feet Preschool-Grade 6
    Original words and music, composed by Kindergarten teacher Coralie Fraser.

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    Manuel Escorcio - Dialogue with a South African international singer Grade 11-Lifelong
    Manuel Escorcio answers questions about his ministry and career in music, including: You were a highly successful opera star; now you are in a Christian musical ministry. What is the difference, and how do you feel about the change? What brought you to add...

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    Ministry Leadership Curriculum and Expectations Grade 9-Grade 12
    Empower students in the area of leadership and ministry. If your campus is missing student leadership and you are not sure what and how to get to a point where they are leading and sharing their gifts for the Savior. Here is a great curriculum that you may...

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    Multicultural Education for Elementary Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article offers some practical examples of multicultural learning strategies for elementary and middle-school levels. The elementary school experience is largely practical, hands-on, and sight-based. The example of the words and actions of teachers become...

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    Music - Can You Imagine? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ideas for teachers to use in helping their students make wise choices about music, as well as some suggestions for finding examples of good music to share with pupils. Music should be considered part of the curriculum, not an extracurricular activity. From...

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    Music - You Can Teach It! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Citing research conducted in Southern New England Conference regarding music in Adventist elementary schools, the author makes the case for teaching music skills. The S.L.I.C.K. way to teach music introduces five components: singing, literacy, instruments,...

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    Music and Emotions Grade 5-Lifelong
    Dr. Howard Hanson, director of the University of Rochester School of Music, said that "music can be calm or vigorous, ennobling or vulgar, philosophical or orgy. It has power for evil as well as for good." How interesting to note that music can have...

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    Music and Its Effects Tertiary
    Throughout history, music has played a very important role in the development of humanity, it has been attributed powers, effect and influence on the human being. The diverse cultures have been dedicated to study the musical phenomenon from the psychological,...

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    Music Through the Eyes of Faith Grade 11-Lifelong
    Relating musical practice to a larger theology of creation and creativity, this book explores new concepts of musical quality and excellence, musical unity, and the incorporation of music from other styles and cultures. Professional musician, Christian professor...

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    Musical Brazil - Presentation Proposal for Choirs Tertiary
    The present article is the elaboration of a thematic musical program, involving an interdisciplinary process among the artistic languages applied and developed by an adult mixed choir. The steps taken (choice of theme, selection of repertoire, historical research,...

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    Musical Christian Drama Grade 9-Grade 12
    Several musical Christian plays, including two good ones for Easter.

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    Musical Philosophy 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This webpage provides a theoretical background and guidelines that form the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Music.

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    NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide K-8 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The NAD curriculum guide for teaching the fine arts in elementary grades. It includes philosophy, purpose statement, scope and sequence, terminology, time line, activities, history, and sample objectives for each grade level. NOTE: Rather than rely...

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    NAD K-8 Fine Arts Resources Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Classroom resources for the instruction of art and music in the Adventist elementary school.

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    NAD Music & Visual Arts Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD music & visual arts curriculum guide for Grades 9-12 includes a philosophy statement, rational, correlation to Journey to Excellence, and essential elements and recommended resources for music curriculum and appreciation, as well as the visual...

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    No Apologies Needed Kindergarten-Grade 12
    James R. Nix shares the positive influence that Adventism has had throughout his life. He shares 10 reasons why he is glad to be a Seventh-day Adventist and grew up in the church that he did. These include: respect for the Bible, the soon return of Christ,...

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    Peter, James, John & Me Grade 1-Grade 8
    This song written by Jeff Hunt is delightful for elementary school children.

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    Pilgrimage from Rock Grade 11-Lifelong
    Neumann tells the story of his spiritual pilgrimage from rock music to the Rock of Ages.

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    Plugged In - Christian Media Reviews Preschool-Lifelong
    Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with essential tools to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live.

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    Praise Time - A Collection of Songs for Youth Grade 3-Lifelong
    Compiled from 30 years of favorites from Big Lake Youth Camp (Oregon), this book is made up of songs that have endured in the memories and hearts of young people. Includes some songs that had never been written down before now.

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    praiseTime Guitar for Adventist Schools Grade 2-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates how the praiseTime guitar program provides quality guitar instruction to students unable to afford private lessons and an avenue for music instruction for students who do not otherwise enroll in music...

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    Reaching the Millennial Generation - A Necessity for Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Who are the Millennials? Jeffery shares insight into what needs to happen within Adventist education to meet the needs of those born between 1978 and 2002. This generation, expected to be the most highly educated, affluent, and ethnically diverse in history,...

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    Rock Is Indeed a Carrier of Subliminal Messages Grade 8-Lifelong
    The evolution of rock music is amazing over more than four decades, in which trends, styles, manifestations and sounds have developed. There are already many rock bands that have invaded the market and have a great boom not only in Mexico but all over the...

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    Rock Music and the Christian Grade 10-Tertiary
    Having experienced firsthand the difficulties of reconciling traditional music with the new contemporary Christian music, and the visceral rejection that most of the latter produces in me and my closed refusal to continue participating in the 'concerts' of...

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    Sabbath Blessing or Worship Wars : Helping your Church Find Real Joy Tertiary
    The presentation presents data about Seventh-day Adventist worship services. Data is taken from research and surveys conducted within the church.

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    Scripture Memorization Songs Preschool-Lifelong
    Download these voice with piano songbooks to help with memorization of Bible and Ellen White passages. Ideal for individual, family and group use. Available titles: Book...

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    Scripture Songs Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Are you looking for KJV Bible songs that will elevate your thoughts to the courts of heaven? Scripture Songs that will give you great peace and joy? Folk Bible songs that your children will love and memorize for a lifetime of blessing! Then you have...

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    Sing for Joy - Worship Songs for Primaries Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Here is a collection of songs that can be sung at school or Sabbath school, at church, or in worship in the home. While some of these songs are favorites, others are new - don't be surprised to find yourself humming or singing them soon after you have learned...

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    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...

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    Songs of Zion - The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa Kindergarten-Lifelong
    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...

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    Sparking Students' Interest in Poetry Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What methods can teachers use to get students interested in poetry? Teacher enthusiasm, experience approach, poetry and music, exploring the poetic experience, exploring sights and sounds, the Bible as poetry, and using hymn poetry are ways to increase interest.

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    Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the people in the pews conducted for Mount Vernon Hill Church. A questionnaire was distributed on two Sabbaths.

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    Teaching Art Appreciation Across the Grade Levels Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One excellent way to develop critical thinking skills is through a study of music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. This article includes three steps for teachers to introduce the arts into their classrooms, as well as four stages of questioning to lead...

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    Teaching Students the 'Universal Language' Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A report on Dr. Paul R. Lehman's address at the International Society for Music Education XVIII International Conference, 1988. He addressed why music is important, why it is important to teach music in schools, and considerations for educators shaping the...

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    The Best Thing Grade 1-Grade 8
    This song written by Jeff Hunt is delightful for elementary school children. Jeff gives concerts in Adventist and other Christian churches around the United States. "Peter, James and John" and "The Best Thing" are two of the songs on Jeff's...

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    The Bible and the Church - Revisiting the Obvious Tertiary-Lifelong
    "As the written record of God’s overarching plan to redeem the world from sin, the Bible provides His people with a worldview, a meta-narrative that spans from creation to the new creation."

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    The Big Picture - Showing Band Students the Score Grade 5-Tertiary
    "In the instrumental performance classroom the visual information presented to the students is limited to their own single-line score. Recent reseach suggests there may be an increased learning potential when band students use a simplified score."...

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    The Changing Role of Music in the Liturgy of the African American Seventh-day Adventist Church : Guidelines for Improving its Qualitative Use Tertiary
    This research was conducted to discover the factors that influence the music style in the African American Seventh-day Adventist Church. The author explores the use of music in the church on general, and the historical and cultural influences of the music,...

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    The Effects of Visual Learning - Now I See It Teaching Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation reviews the current research and literature supporting the model of multi-sensory teaching, with a special emphasis on visual and hands-on experiences. Teaching various subjects employing the use of puppetry,...

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    The Liberated Imagination Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A book worth reading - thinking Christianly about the arts.

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    The New Worship - Straight Talk on Music and the Church Kindergarten
    A book with many practical helps for trying new forms and methods of using music for worship. An honest and inviting style discusses the complex issues of music selection with Christian perspective. Recommended by B. Gillespie.

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    The Not-So-Expendable Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Referencing Jensen's brain research,Ellen White's recommendations regarding harmonious development, the research compendium 'Critical Links', the USA National No Child left Behind education initiative, Caroline Kennedy, and Dudamel with the National System...

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    The Summer Olympics - A Multidisciplinary Unit Grade 3-Grade 8
    "The purpose of this unit is to explore the diversity of our global culture through the eyes of sports. The Summer Olympics provides a great opportunity to study social studies, language arts, health, art, music, religion, and physical education all in...

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    The Voice in Speech and Song Grade 7-Lifelong
    This 1988 compilation of quotes by Ellen G. White on the voice is a valuable resource for all teachers. The final section, Use of the Voice in Singing (62 pages) is particularly applicable to singers and teachers of singing.

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    Uniquely Adventist Music Presentation Grade 1-Grade 12
    These collections include simple, no-notation music arrangements for handchimes or handbells; a variety of newly-transcribed scripture songs and choruses; teacher-created programs for church or community; and other resources ready-for-use by Adventist teachers...

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    Unlocking the Memories - Enjoying Poetry Unit Plan Grade 9-Grade 10 New!!
    "This unit is designed as a five-week unit for ninth graders, but may be adapted for other grade levels. The fifth week may be allocated to the completion and publication of projects. Activities have been integrated with the social studies and music disciplines...

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    Up with Worship Grade 11-Lifelong
    "A classic that was ahead of its time when first published...is now revised and expanded! Ortlund encourages you to pursue God's presence so much that you become 'absolutely cotton-mouthed' with thirst! Gain practical insights on various elements of worship,...

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    Using a Cross-Over Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Teaching communication through art, music, and language arts. "When schools face lower enrollments and shrinking budgets, music and art classes are often eliminated, or included only when volunteer teachers are available as time and budget permits....Teachers...

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    VG1 Shall We Dance - Rediscovering Christ-Centered Standards Grade 7-Tertiary
    Recommended reading for anyone discipling Christian youth and young adults in home, church or school settings. Findings from the Valuegenesis 1 study provide the platform for discussion of standards re dance, music, movies or film viewing, sex, alcohol and...

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    WEE SING Bible Songs Preschool-Grade 6
    The Wee Sing series have been around for more than two decades now but they are still a great resource for teachers. Other titles include Around the World; Sing-Alongs; Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies.

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    Why Are the Arts Important? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Fifteen reasons why the arts are important, reprinted in JAE with permission from the author.

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    Worship 101 - Music Education and Leadership Development Kindergarten-Grade 12
    According to the presenters of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "worship music is relevant and here to stay in our schools and churches. Our goal as music educators and church leaders is to equip our students to lead worship by teaching them...

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    Worship.com Grade 7-Lifelong
    Visit this site for thought provoking articles, discussions, and great links to praise music and worship services.

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    Young Disciple Ministries Grade 5-Grade 12
    Young Disciple Ministries is conducted by Seventh-day Adventist Christians with a mission to bring young people to the Lord. Resources include a weekly magazine, Sabbath School materials, a youth camp, evangelism resources, music productions, Bible studies...