Year 1—Unit 9
The Pursuit of Happiness

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Heart & Soul Time

Unit Hymn:

  • Hymn: "Dare To Do Right"

Unit Folk Songs:

  • "The Butterfly's Ball" (not available yet)
  • "Home, Dearie, Home" (not available yet)

Heart & Mind Time

Day 1

  • Music: "Jazz Me Blues" (2:59)
  • Music: "Clarinet Marmilade" (2:48)
  • Video: "Europe Before and After World War II" (1:48)

Day 2

  • Video: 

Day 3

  • Video: "Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: 60 Years Later" (2:00)
  • Video: "Rosa Parks Protest Sparks Boycott | Behind The Movement" (3:19)
  • Video: Larry King Live - 1995: Rosa Parks says she isn't bitter (2:51)

Day 4

  • Video: "Love in Our Hearts" (3:14)
  • Music Video: "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" – Emily Brown (3:18)

Day 5

  • Audio: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Music: "Oh Jonah" (2:56)

Day 6

  • Video: "Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Rides" (2:34)
  • Video: "Civil Rights Movement: James Meredith" (1:56)

Day 7

  • Audio: John F. Kennedy
  • Video: Gladys Knight & The Pips - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (1:09)
  • Video: Bill Withers - "Lean On Me" (4:04)

Day 8

  • Music: "Kindertotenlieder, IV" (3:02)
  • Video: "Come Unto Jesus" - Madilyn Paige (3:45)

Day 9

  • Video: "I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King .Jr" (6:46)
  • Video: "Martin Luther King's Last Speech: I've Been to the Mountaintop" (3:27)

Day 10

  • Video: 

Day 11

  • Video: "Relive Apollo 11's Historic Moon Landing" (2:15)
  • Video: "Astronauts falling on the Moon, NASA Apollo Mission Landed on the Lunar Surface" (2:22)

The following videos are additional resources for those families who want to learn even more:
(Age appeal: Theta and older)

  • Video: "Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated" (5:13)
  • Video: NASA 60th- How It All Began (5:45)
  • Video: "NASA 60th- What’s Out There" (3:58)
  • Video: Elvis Presley - "Blue Suede Shoes" 1956 (2:12)

Day 12

  • Video: "Make An Impact - Inspirational Video" (2:34)
  • Video: "Alex Boye—a Mormon, a British-Born Musician, and a Father"  (2:42) Note: This video mentions abandonment from his mother and briefly mentions suicide.
  • Video: Motivational Success Story of Steven Spielberg—How He Became the Greatest Filmmaker in History (3:33)
  • Video: Maya Lin: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Designer (1:12)
  • Video: I'm a Mormon, Former Journalist, and Dedicated Mother  (2:27)
  • Video: Take it from Dr. Temple Grandin: 'Explore and Experiment' (3:57)

Day 13

  • Audio: Ronald Reagan

Day 14

  • Video: 
  • Video: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! (1:11)
  • Video: The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall - Konrad H. Jarausch (6:25) *This video is recommended for families with only Sigma and Omega age children.

Day 15

  • Video: Persian Gulf War: Timeline of Operation Desert Storm (5:01)

Day 16

  • Video: Building the Engine That Will Take Us to Mars (8:18)
  • Alternate Video for Families of Young Children: Curious George- George at the Space Station  (5:11)

Day 1

  • None

Day 2

  • None

Day 3

  • None

Day 4

  • Video: 

Day 5

  • None

Day 6

  • None

Day 7

  • Video: Why do honeybees love hexagons? (3:58)

Day 8

  • Storytelling Video: "The Old Woman in the Wood" (8:44)

Day 9

  • None

Day 10

  • Video: "How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?" - SciShow Kids (3:57)

Day 11

  • None

Day 12

  • Video: Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption (3:47)

Day 13

  • Video: David and Goliath (9:44)

Day 14

  • None

Day 15

  • Video: Who Invented the TV?  (2:28)
  • Video: Who Invented Computers? (3:04)
  • Video: Who Invented the Internet? (2:44)

Day 16

  • None