History Through Christmas Songs & Poems

December 13th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Continuing with our Holiday Theme…

I’m feeling sort of stuffed after all of the gingerbread-themed activities this week. Plus, I realize that there are about 12 days left until Christmas, and that reminded me of a song, which led to today’s featured sites…

Recommended Websites:

Carols.org: Christmas Songs

What a coincidence that a ClickSchooling list member named Melody recommended this website that provides the history of Christmas carols! :)

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and a menu of songs. Click on any one and a new page opens that explains the origin of the song, along with the lyrics. (If you want, you can also hear the music to these songs.)

Once you read the history of the songs, you can read some Christmas poems that are also archived at the site, and some really silly Christmas jokes. (Parents, as always, should preview the content to determine suitability.)

Don’t miss the CHRISTMAS QUIZ – it’s fun, but it can be maddening. :)

The Twelve Days of Christmas

As I mentioned, there are about 12 days left until Christmas, which reminded me of the song. At this site, you can listen to the music, read the lyrics, and sing along.

For those who are desperate for a “real” curriculum tie-in, use Pascal’s Triangle to find the total number of items given in the song, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” (Note: You’ll need that information for one version of the Christmas Quiz at the website mentioned previously.) Get the lesson plan.

To wind this up, you must take a look at the homeschool version of the song.
Check out the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Homeschooling”.

Have fun!

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