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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Roaring Twenties, Part II

In our survey of the 1920s we also read about Louis Armstrong and jazz. The girls read A Horn for Louis and all Academy kids listened to me read about Armstrong and the development of jazz from the Joy Hakim book that we use as a "spine resource."

The kids worked on some notebook pages as a "best of" CD played in the background of Louis Armstrong and his band. They are already familiar with Armstrong because I have several of his songs on our iPod playlists and they love the musical movie Hello, Dolly! It was fun for me to connect the cameo of Armstrong in the movie to the story of Armstrong's life growing up in New Orleans. Watching Hello, Dolly! after reading about Armstrong and listening to more of his music, I could tell that they understood him in a new way in the movie.

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