Year 1—Unit 4
Joy to the World

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Heart & Soul Time

Unit Hymn:

  • Far, Far Away on Judea's Plain

Unit Folk Songs:

  • We Three Kings of Orient
  • The Friendly Beasts

Day 1

  •  Video: Why We Need a Savior
  • Music: Handel's Messiah

Day 2

  • Audio: Carols ‘Round the World:  Bethlehem—“Little Drummer Boy”
  • Video: “The Christ Child: A Nativity Story”

Day 3

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Egypt—“Jingle Bells”
  • Video: “The Wise Men Seek Jesus”

Day 4

  • Carols ’Round the World:  India—“Hindi Christmas Mashup”
  • Music: “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”

Day 5

  • Carols ’Round the World:  United States—“Noel”
  • Audio: “The First Christmas in America”

Day 6

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Ireland—“Joy to the World”
  • Audio: "The Story of Saint Nicholas"

Day 7

  • Carols ’Round the World:  England—“Carol of the Bells”
  • Audio: “Father of the Christmas Tree”

Day 8

  • Carols ’Round the World:  China—“The Star of Bethlehem”
  • Handel’s “Suite From The Opera Rinaldo—Overture” (Song #8)

Day 9

  • Carols ’Round the World: Hawaii—“First Noel”
  • Audio: “Washington’s Christmas”

Day 10

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Germany—“Kling, Glöckchen, Klingelingeling (Jingle Bells)”
  • Video: “Christmas Truce of 1914”

Day 11

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Russia—“Kaliadka”
  • Audio: “The Legend Of Babouscka”

Day 12

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Australia—“Happy Australia Christmas” (updated link)
  • Music: Handel's "Ode on the Death of Queen Caroline" (updated link)

Day 13

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Ukraine—“Orthodox Christian Monks Chant Christmas Carols” (This is 15:08 long, feel free to listen to as little or as much as you choose.)
  • Audio: “Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe”

Day 14

  • Carols ’Round the World:  South Africa—“An African Christmas”
  • Video: “Christmas in Nigeria”

Day 15

  • Carols ’Round the World:  Mexico—“Las Posadas”
  • Video: “African Christmas Carol #LightTheWorld”

Day 16

  • Carols ’Round the World:  “Angels From the Realm of Glory”
  • Video: Mozart's Complete Work

Heart &
Mind Time

BONUS Storytelling Video: The Fir Tree (Play this any time you'd like)

Day 1

  • Storytelling video: The Animal Christmas Tree

Day 2

  • None

Day 3

  • None

Day 4

  • None

Day 5

  • None

Day 6

  • Video: Seeing Stars: Crash Course Kids #20.1.

Day 7

  • None

Day 8

  • Stained Glass Nativity
  • Video: Glow On: Crash Course Kids #20.2.”

Day 9

  • Storytelling Video: “Kidnapped Santa Claus”

Day 10

  • None

Day 11

  • None

Day 12

  • None

Day 13

  • None

Day 14

  • None

Day 15

  • None

Day 16

  • None