June 20, 2014

Diana and Friends Experience History Through Music Giveaway--$700+ Value!

Happy Friday!
As many of my regular readers know, I'm a HUGE history buff. I love it. I can't get enough of it. I also am a music lover. We incorporate music into our home as much as possible--especially into our homeschooling. I recently was given the opportunity to meld the two together-- learning History THROUGH Music!

I'm part of an incredible group of homeschooling bloggers working with the incredible Diana Waring to launch a new series: Experience History Through Music by Diana Waring! She has crafted a brilliant series of books w/CD’s taking events from history and connecting them with the music of the time! Have you read the Little House on the Prairie Books? If you have, then you know that Laura continuously mentions her Pa's fiddle and the music he plays...but do you know the songs? What about the songs of the pioneers that were sung by our ancestors as they established our country? What did they dance to? What did they hum? You will be able to learn all this and MORE (old photos!!!) from this exciting new series—perfect for adding to your homeschool history collection---or to enjoy by any history buff!

Diana and Friends Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Experience History Through Music, I am joining members of the Diana Waring Launch Team for an amazing giveaway. Friends of Diana have joined in and as you can see, someone's homeschool is going to be greatly blessed! 

Here's what you could win! 

From Diana Waring Presents

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Experience History Through Music - set of 3 books with CDs ($50/set) 
Diana Waring Presents is about to bring back into print the BEST folk music you have ever heard, combined with the fascinating stories they represent in American history!   The Experience Music Through History series includes: America - Heart of a New Nation, Westward Ho! - Heart of the Old West  and Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The musicians are amazing, every instrument is real, lots of great vocalists, and more toe-tapping music than you can imagine! The books tell the stories behind the songs.  Together, they bring American history to life through it's music!! With fascinating history books and toe-tapping folk music CDs, American history has NEVER been this fun!

Every mom needs that word of encouragement from someone who has been there, who has grownup children and can speak with assurance about the journey. Homeschool moms have an extra portion of the journey to navigate, and often wish for an extra voice that will offer direction but without nagging or prodding. Diana Waring has that voice.

From A Journey Through Learning

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$50 Gift Certificate 
$50 to spend in the A Journey Through Learning store, applicable toward any digital download purchase.

From Homeschool Legacy

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Westward Ho! Part I ($19.95) 
Load up your wagon! Discover the extraordinary times of adventurous frontiersmen and brave pioneers as you travel cross-country along the Erie Canal,  Oregon Trail, and even “remember the Alamo” in Westward Ho Part I.

Westward Ho! Part II ($19.95) Continue the exciting saga begun in Westward Ho! Part I as you journey with the forty-niners, ride the rails of the Transcontinental Railroad, experience life on the prairie, and discover the exciting era of cowboys and cattle drives in Westward Ho! Part II.

From Knowledge Quest Maps

Map Trek is a historical atlas plus outline maps that allow you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any homeschool parent can use with brilliant success, even if you don't remember a thing from your history or geography classes in public school. 

From Home School Adventure Co. 

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Philosophy Adventure™ is designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas.

From Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom and Real Life Press)

The Firmly Planted Family Series is divided into ten-week studies and is your key to making sense of the Bible—even if you’re learning right along with your children. Each lesson provides a core idea, a simple narrative, memory verses and discussion questions for children of all ages. And the companion student workbook is filled with age-appropriate, full-color, reproducible activities for children of any age!

From Raising Real Men

Free Registration to Boyhood Boot Camp or Boot Camp 9-12 LIVE webinar series (winner's choice) plus Mom & Dad Special Raising Real Men (Book for Mom to read in the bathroom + AudioBook for Dad to listen to on the commute) ($62-69)

Free Registration for Marriage Retreat Online plus His & Hers Special of My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses (book + audiobook), ($65)


From Institute for Excellence in Writing

$50 Gift Certificate 
$50 to spend in the IEW store, applicable toward any purchase.

From The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

A one year membership to the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Nearly 100 classes for Pre-K to High School, taught by expert teachers, and lots of extras including the Schoolhouse Planners, Schoolhouse Expos, monthly free ebook downloads and more. 

Be encouraged, enlightened, and educated with the all new 2014 Annual Print Book published by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.You’ll get a year’s worth of homeschool support in almost 300 pages in this full color one-of-a-kind print magazine for homeschoolers, by homeschoolers. This is a magazine you’ll refer to again and again.

From Writing with Sharon Watson

With The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School, they’ll learn what they need to know for high school and will be prepared for college writing.

Are you raising the next C. S. Lewis or Jane Austen? Help your student develop their fiction-writing talents. Writing Fiction [In High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life

To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below. Residents of the U.S., age 18 and older only. Other Terms and Conditions can be found in the Rafflecopter.

As you can see, this is an INCREDIBLE giveaway to celebrate the launch of these EQUALLY incredible books! I hope you will enter to win this great prize--and stay tuned for my complete review of Experience History Through Music by Diana Waring the week of June 30th! If you join my email subscribers, you will get it right to your inbox--simply add your email to the box at the top in my left side bar!

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Emily said...

I think the colonial era is my favorite in American history.

Anonymous said...

We're into Little House right now, so the late 1800's are very interesting to me.

~Jessica G.

Anonymous said...

Late 1800 for me too! (carrie l)

Anonymous said...

Colonial Period and the beginnings of our country

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Wasn't it so fascinating? I think it's a great era too!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

The age of westward expansion and the end of the pioneers! Yes it's a great era for sure!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

It's so interesting isn't it? So much going on at the turn of the century!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

An excellent era--I hope you come back and leave your name so that if you win I can give you credit!

Carmen said...

Hmm... tough choice. Maybe the medieval times would be my favorite. Knights and all. :)

Carmen said...

Whoops! I just read AMERICAN history... .OH. I think I've been browsing our history books too much... OK. American favorite time period? The westward expansion. :)

Kim Ross said...

My favorite period in American History is the early 1900's -- when all the waves of immigrants were coming. I think Ellis Island is SO interesting!! There's so much to learn.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

That is a great era in history!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

Love studying that era!