Diana Waring American History Review
America 1750-1890:The Heart of a New Nation
This is the newest of the set. The songs are:
Yankee Doodle, Star-Spangled Banner, Erie Canal, Oh! Susanna, Sweet Betsy From Pike, All Night, All Day, Old Dan Tucker, Wade In The Water, Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Shenandoah, Get Along L’il Dogies, Drill Ye Tarriers, Polly Wolly Doodle, She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain, & Old Joe Clark
The historical illustrations and photos in this book are fascinating. Coupled with the short history, you really get a flavor for the feeling of each song. The performers on the CD seem to feel it too. These aren’t the old annoying renditions of required music class folk songs. This is heart-felt American history in song. This will be a new favorite for our Independence Day celebration. We always play patriotic music all day!
Westward Ho!: The Heart of the Old West
There are a few songs in this book that were actually new to us. Missionary’s Farewell has captured my heart. I was surprised to see that some of the songs were actually written more recently. Apple Picker’s Reel was written in 1966. Westward Ho! was a late 1800′s poem only put into song with an added chorus in 1990. Our favorite, of course, is Strawberry Roan. Our area is blessed with a heritage of Cowboy Poets & singers, and this is a community favorite our children have grown up loving. Most of the photos and illustrations in this book remind us of home. Many things have not changed much out here.
Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie was one of the few TV shows I was allowed to watch as a child. I have never tired of it and now my children love it too. I didn’t read well until I was about 12-13 years old, and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books were the first series I read as soon as I could get my hands on them. Imagine my delight when I found out the family I was marrying into is all from Independence Kansas, near the original Little House on the Prairie. We’ve driven by the recreated little cabin every time we’ve visited. We have a collection of cookbooks and “Little House” goodies. I was absolutely delighted with this book! The illustrations, photographs, and tidbits of historical information are amazing! I just love that my favorite hymn, The Sweet By and By, was Pa’s favorite too.
Bio: Author of Beyond Survival, Reaping the Harvest and Diana Waring‘s History Revealed world history curriculum, Diana discovered years ago that “the key to education is relationship.” Beginning in the early ’80s, Diana homeschooled her children through high-school—the real life opportunities to learn how kids learn. Mentored by educators whose focus was honoring Him who created all learners, and with an international background (born in Germany, university degree in French, lifelong student of world history), Diana cares about how people learn as well as what they learn. Audiences on four continents have enthusiastically received her energetic speaking style.
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