Author:
Laura McShane
Subject:
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
Anthem, Civil_rights, Protest, Social_justice
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

Education Standards

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Overview

How Sweet the Sound -The Story of Amazing Grace by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Frank Morrison provides a pictorial introduction to the anthem, Amazing Grace - and documents the events and salvation of John Newton aboard the slave ship Greyhound in 1748.

How sweet the sound : the story of Amazing grace

How Sweet the Sound -The Story of Amazing Grace

President Obama Sings Amazing Grace

Historian Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator, Frank Morrison produced How Sweet The Sound -The Story of Amazing Grace.   This picture book is a perfect opportunity to share the history of the song and how the lyrics resonate over many generations.  Based on the life of John Newton, who found salvation after a violent storm aboard the slave ship Greyhound in 1748.

Listen to President Obama sing the song in 2015 and explore how music affects social change with the Rock Hall EDU Music and Social Change Curriculum.