Teach Your Children Americana-type Songs

There are many wonderful songs that reflect our heritage - wonderful not only in their music but wonderful in their words and tradition. 

These songs, and the circumstances under which they were written, tell stories of our country's struggle for freedom, of our citizens' struggles for equality, and simply of day-to-day living. There are also wonderful renditions of many of these songs which reflect our diversity and the musical culture of our times.

Teaching your children some of these songs does a few things. It:


keeps the songs part of our heritage,


passes on the messages in these songs to a new generation, and


gives each of us a chance to remember some of these songs or to learn new ones - and in the process reminds us of important pieces of our country's history.

The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, I've Been Workin' on the Railroad, My Country Tis of Thee, and Swing Low Sweet Chariot are a few I remember growing up - but there are many many more. What are your favorites?

Teach Your Children Americana-type Songs

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