‘Stories Behind the Hymns’ | Activity Pack

Have you ever read some of the stories behind the hymns? What inspired the hymn writers, and what their lives were like? Help your students discover and record these wonderful life stories with this hands-on project kit!

Inspire your students to learn about famous hymn writers and composers, through curiosity, craft, and collaboration. Help them learn more about life, and faith, and gain a sense of personal achievement, as they explore the connections between life, songwriting, and composing.

This lapbook-style project kit helps students research and learn about the interesting life stories behind any of their favourite hymns. This activity pack allows you to choose your own hymns – You can either choose which hymns the students research, or allow them to decide which hymns they want to research for themselves. Handy website resource suggestions are included, for your easy reference.

With EIGHT unique, custom designed activities included here, allowing for eight different hymns, there is plenty to keep students busily discovering much about life and music! Each activity includes cutting, pasting, writing and folding – which is especially engaging for students who learn through ‘doing’. As students complete each of these activities, they are building a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the hymn, and it’s connection to real life.

–> Flexible, Easy to use AND Multilevel-friendly: All printing and teaching instructions are included, as well as instructions for students. And if you are using it in a multilevel class, each student can complete the activities at their own level. This project kit is great to use in individual lessons, and ideal to use in group classes.

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Single Teacher Studio Licensed:  For great value this product includes a Single Teacher License – You may print this project kit for all the students you teach directly and personally, for life! (Music schools with multiple teachers will need to purchase a copy for each teacher using this material, of course.) 

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