Year 1—Unit 4
Joy to the World

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Heart & Soul Time

Unit Hymn:

  • Love at Home (3:02)

Unit Folk Songs:

  • My Country Tis of Thee (0:35)
  • Yankee Doodle

Day 1

  • Audio: The Reason for the Revolution

Day 2

  • Audio: Paul Revere, Lexington, and Concord

Day 3

  • Audio: General Israel Putnam

Day 4

  • Audio: Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, Movement 1
  • Audio: Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, Movement 2

Day 5

  • Audio: Friends and Loyal Patriots: Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry

Day 6

  • Audio: Independence is Declared

Day 7

  • Video: A Brief History of America’s Independence: Part 1
  • Video: A Brief History of America’s Independence: Part 2

Day 8

  • Mozart—Don Giovanni Overtüre

Day 9

  • Audio: Benjamin Franklin

Day 10

  • Audio: A Prayer at Valley Forge, Story #9
  • Audio: A Pardon from General Washington, Story #10
  • Audio: Scenes from the Life of Washington, Story #11

Day 11

  • Audio: Unsung Heroes of the Revolutionary War

Day 12

  • Audio: Mozart’s Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477

Day 13

  • Audio:  Lafayette

Day 14

  • Audio: John Paul Jones

Day 15

  • Audio: Nathanial Greene and Francis Marion

Day 16

  • Video: The Freedom To. . .
  • Video: Mozart's Complete Work

Heart &
Mind Time

Day 1

  • Storytelling video: The Soap Making of Remember Biddle

Day 2

  • None

Day 3

  • None

Day 4

  • None

Day 5

  • Storytelling Video: "The Deacon's Grasshopper"

Day 6

  • Video: Protists—Cells in the Sea

Note: This video teaches that protists "appeared more than a billion years ago." You may wish to explain to your children that this is an educated guess made by some scientists. To learn more about The Mindful Heart's views on the age of the Earth, click here.

Day 7

  • None

Day 8

  • None

Day 9

  • None

Day 10

  • None

Day 11

  • Storytelling Video: The Philosopher's Stone

Day 12

  • None

Day 13

  • None

Day 14

  • Storytelling Video: Beauty and the Beast

Day 15

  • None

Day 16

  • None