I am becoming increasingly alarmed about the mental health of students during this pandemic. They are going through struggles that are hard for us to wrap our heads around. This song, “Here Comes That Rainbow Again” can help students immediately feel more comforted listening to the music and lyrics. Even more so when they realize that the song is based on a time in American history during The Great Depression. You can download the book for free here.
The song is free to listen to on YouTube.
I took the lyrics to Kris Kristofferson’s song which are based on a scene from John Steinbeck’s novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” added corresponding paintings by artist Robin E. Cook and devised a lesson for all ages too fully understand its impact. Everything is included–the sheet music, the curriculum encompassing lesson and all the activities that everyone can do and anyone can teach. The critical thinking skills and literary techniques that are easily learned help students not fall behind. I want students to feel smart and to feel hopeful. All the extras are free on YouTube. I have taught this for over 20 years and I cannot encourage it enough, especially now. It helps. I know.
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