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The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America | Library of Congress

Overview

See and Hear American History Through Song

“Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing.” – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work 1884

Listen to the changes in the “Star Spangled Banner” as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which sheet music cover art documents historical themes. Read essays discussing the histories of musical styles. Watch videos pairing sound recording with period illustrations. All this and more awaits you as the Library of Congress celebrates The Songs of America.

The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country’s greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. From popular and traditional songs, to poetic art songs and sacred music, the relationship of song to historical events from the nation’s founding to the present is highlighted through more than 80,000 online items. The user can listen to digitized recordings, watch performances of artists interpreting and commenting on American song, and view sheet music, manuscripts, and historic copyright submissions online. The site also includes biographies, essays and curated content, interactive maps, a timeline and teaching resources offering context and expert analysis to the source material.

via The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America | Library of Congress.

The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem

On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem. Key’s words gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which generations of Americans have invested the flag with their own meanings and memories.

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How You Breathe This tutorial will help the young learners to understand the process of breathing. T …

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This tutorial will help the young learners to understand the process of breathing. The learners will be able to visualize that when we take in the air, the lungs expand and when we breathe out, the air leaves the lungs and they return to the resting state.

via How You Breathe This tutorial will help the young learners to understand the process of breathing. T ….

USE THE BATHROOM BEFORE SPECIALS CLASS!! – TeachersPayTeachers.com

Excellent Idea

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The specials team Art, Music, P.E., Library at my school was ready for a change! Many of the teachers would bring their classes to us without taking them to the restroom first. This meant that many of our students would ask to leave the room during class. We don’t have a lot of time with them and we value every minute. These friendly signs are a good reminder without being too bossy. They can be printed in black and white and then put on colored construction paper or can be printed in color. Laminate once they’re printed for a long-lasting effect

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ICDL – International Children’s Digital Library

This is a great resource which enables you to view books on-line. I used the Keyword “music” and a total of 31 books were found. Open an account, it’s free.

via ICDL – International Children’s Digital Library.

Our Mission:The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world.