Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Story of Christmas Music Unit Study

As is our family's annual tradition, we have a special time of learning in December in the days leading up to Christmas. This year's theme is Christmas music. Each day we will learn about a Christmas song, and do a craft related to that song. We have so many Christmas ornaments from doing a unit study every year, that my kids have to have their own tree for all of their stuff! What fun :-)

Each day from December 1-25 on this blog, you will find a day from our unit study, along with some craft ideas and a few links for crafts that we might do.
The Story of Christmas Music
Christmas Study, 2008

Music to Enjoy
Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Victor Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony
The Sixteen A Medieval English Christmas
Anonymous 4 On Yoolis Night & Wolcum Yule
A Classical Kids Christmas
James Galway’s Christmas Carol
Anything by Mannheim Steamroller
Anything sung by the King’s College Choir
King’s Singers A Little Christmas Music
Canadian Brass The Christmas Album
Canadian Brass Noel

Christmas Music Midi and Words Websites

Other Related Websites Free sheet music downloads, including Christmas music Christmas Music Trivia Quiz

Books Christmas Carols and Their Stories compiled by Christopher Idle
Stories of Christmas Carols by Ernest K. Emurian
The Spirit of Christmas by Virginia Reynolds (includes music CD)
Oxford Book of Christmas Poems
All for the Newborn Baby
The Huron Carol by Jean de Brebeuf
Frosty the Snowman
Away in a Manger by Jan Lewis
A Book of Christmas Carols edited by Elizabeth Poston & Malcolm Williamson
The First Noel: A Child’s Book of Christmas Carols to Play and Sing
The Friendly Beasts: A Christmas Carol ill. By Sharon McGinley
Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale & Tim Ladwig
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing with art from the National Gallery, London
The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L May
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Joanna Isles
The 12 Days of Christmas: A Pop-Up Celebration by Robert Sabuda
Silent Night: A Christmas Carol is Born by Maureen Brett Hooper
Silent Night, Holy Night ill by Maja Dusikova
Carols selected and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Fun With Easy Origami Dover publication
Christmas Origami by John Montroll
Origami for Christmas by Chiyo Araki
Ornagami: An Origami Christmas at Your Fingertips by Gay Merrill Gross

Christmas Crafts

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