“Sacred music invites the faithful to give glory to God: it enhances their prayer, fosters the unity of their minds and hearts, and aims to draw them closer to Christ.”
(National Directory for Catechesis, 151)
On pages 142-144 of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator you will find four ways to incorporate music into your classroom: memorization, praise and worship, reflection and meditation, and inspiration. Today’s exercises asks you to review these methods and plan to incorporate at least one of them into your next lesson. Read through the methods and use the resources below to plan music into your next lesson.
Classroom Music Resources
- Memorization: See Teach Students the Books of the Bible with Song or Chant (#2)
- Praise and Worship: 7 Ways to Use Praise and Worship Music in Class Prayer
- Reflection and Meditation: Gregorian Chant Online & Danielle Rose’s Mysteries of the Rosary CD
- Inspiration: Search for Catholic songs on YouTube.