Over the next few weeks, I’m teaching my children several patriotic songs. It’s so important to me that my children know how privileged we are to live in freedom each day.
I don’t dare take it for granted.
With so much unrest in the Middle East this week, it seems all the more urgent to instill this love of country in my little people. I want them to know that people fight daily for us to choose to do school at home, choose to worship Whom we please, and choose to live where we desire.
While those concepts are hard to grasp, it is easy to learn songs about our beautiful country that will stick with them for life.
God Bless America
So this week we’ve started learning God Bless America, written by the great Irving Berlin. If you don’t know much about Irving Berlin, I urge you to read up on him a little. What an interesting life he lived!
Born in Russia, his parents immigrated to America during his childhood. Berlin wrote God Bless America after hearing his Russian mother say the phrase for years. She knew her life would have played out quite differently if she had stayed in Russia.
She was so grateful for her opportunity to thrive in America, thus said ‘God Bless America’ frequently in thanks.
God Bless America Copywork
This set of copywork printables contains lines for primary and also plain lines for olders. I’ve also included a blank page of each set of lines since the passage is rather long.
In our own homeschool, my 7-year-old will only write a couple of lines at the time since this is a large passage for a little hand to copy in one sitting.
Feel free to use this one copywork page throughout the whole week. Print as many of the blank pages as your child needs to finish the writing.
Click the image below to download God Bless America Copywork