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Song of America's Freedoms

by Sue Dickson

Reviewed by Martha Robinson

Purchase details: Song of America's Freedoms by Sue Dickson. Published by Pearson Learning. Currently out of print.

Sue Dickson, author of Sing, Spell, Read, and Write, has written a tape to teach children about the United States and inspire patriotism. Recommended for ages five and up, the Song of America's Freedoms kit includes a cassette, an 8 1/2" by 11" lyric sheet for the Song of America's Freedoms, the Preamble Song, the "What is the Constitution?" song, a separate page for the lyrics of the song America, and another 8 1/2" x 11" sheet with pictures representing the twelve freedoms (worship, speech, press, assembly, etc). A booklet from the National Constitution Center, also in the kit, includes the entire U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The songs are sung by a group of school children in an informal fashion interspersed with the voice of "one of Americas founders" who encourages the children to remember that our government was set up to be limited. The Song of America's Freedoms is written in a fashion similar to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" with a countdown of each freedom in every verse. The back of the tape has the same children singing all four verses of America.

Recommendation: The Song of America's Freedoms is patriotic and sure to be a hit with conservative homeschooling parents. It introduces the Constitution in way that younger children can understand. My children enjoyed listening to this tape. resources related to this review:'s History Section where you will find many "living" history resources!
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