Musical Devotional: Longfellow, Civil War, and Christmas
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Musical Devotional: Longfellow, Civil War, and Christmas

Classes for Christian Homeschoolers: Literature, American History, Music, Biblical Principles
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Created by Marni Cunard
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Recount details of the life of the American Literary giant Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, including his son Charles Appleton Longfellow.
  • Understand the historical and spiritual circumstances behind the writing of the poem, "Christmas Bells."
  • Analyze the format of the poem, and create their own poem using that format.
  • Gain new insight into the connection between the War Between the States and the popular Christmas carol, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."
  • Appreciate the beauty and significance of, and be inspired by, the music of that Christmas carol.
  • Recognize Biblical principles and the portions of Scripture that are affirmed in Longfellow's life and in the lyrics of this carol.
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Requirements
  • Computer, printer. Class includes taking quizzes, a creative writing assignment, and looking up verses in the Bible.
Description

This course was developed specifically for middle/high school students in homeschooling families. The unique format covers topics in American History and Literature, in the context of a piece of music, and in the spirit of a Christian devotional and Bible study. Specifically, the Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" will be covered in detail, including the author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the story behind the music, and its connection to the Civil War. Students will view lectures, complete quizzes, write an essay, analyze and write a poem, listen to a Christmas carol and take a test at the end of the class.

Who is the target audience?
  • Christian Homeschooled Students in Middle & High School
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:49:41
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 02:45

I will introduce myself and define what a "Musical Devotional" is. Next, I will give a brief overview of the course, including what will be covered and what the assignments will be.

Preview 02:45
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The Longfellow Family
2 Lectures 24:29

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
20 questions

Lecture 3: Brief Biography of Charles Appleton Longfellow
07:40

Charles Appleton Longfellow
12 questions
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"Behind the Music"
2 Lectures 07:30

The amazing story of the circumstances that lead to the writing of the poem, "Christmas Bells," including the connection with Charles Appleton.

The Story Behind the Writing of the Poem, "Christmas Bells" by Longfellow
07:08

Quiz to recall information presented in the lecture about the story behind the writing of the poem "Christmas Bells" by Longfellow.

The Story Behind the Poem
14 questions

Assignment for Middle/High School Students
00:22
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The Poem: "Christmas Bells"
2 Lectures 34:44

Finally, the reading of the poem, discussion of its contents and analysis of its structure.

Reading and Analyzing the Poem, "Christmas Bells" by Longfellow
30:18

The Poem
15 questions

This PDF will contain the format for the student to follow as (s)he writes a poem in the style of "Christmas Bells:" AABBR, CCDDR, EEFFR, etc.

Assignment: Creating a Poem in the Style of "Christmas Bells"
04:26
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The Christmas Carol: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
1 Lecture 10:44

The wonderful act of putting the powerful words to a stirring melody is discussed. How does the addition of the music affect the strength and meaning of the words?

Setting the Poem to Music: John B. Caulkin
10:44

A quiz to review the material learned about setting the poem 'Christmas Bells' to music.

Setting the Poem to Music
8 questions
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Biblical Principles
1 Lecture 15:14

A list of some of the Biblical principles and Scripture that are affirmed in the life experiences and works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and in the music of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day."

Biblical Principles Affirmed in the Life and Poetry of Henry Longfellow
15:14

A quiz to review what Biblical Principles were affirmed during the study of Longfellow, the Civil War, and Christmas Bells.

Biblical Principles
10 questions
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Conclusion of the Class
1 Lecture 02:15

I will review the main concepts and pertinent information that have been taught in this class, then wrap it up and conclude.

Review and Conclusion
02:15

This is the final evaluation for this class.  After completing all the lectures and quizzes, you may use this tool to evaluate what you have learned.

Final Test: Longfellow, Civil War, and Christmas Bells
50 questions
About the Instructor
Marni Cunard
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Marni Cunard is a Christian wife, mom, homeschool teacher, and musician who loves her family, her country, and her church.  Prior to getting married to her favorite guy, she taught in the public schools for 12 years, and was the principal percussionist in a regional orchestra.  Currently she is the pianist in her local church.  She gave up her 'paying' career to homeschool her two boys, which is the toughest job she's ever loved.  Now, she is hoping to put her passion for teaching to work outside her home again as she launches her first online course specifically for homeschooled students.  When she's not teaching or doing laundry, she enjoys baking homemade bread, reading great books and listening to political commentary on YouTube.