Did you know that…
- George Harrison wrote “Here Comes the Sun” on a cloudy, rainy day?
- Johnny Cash’s hit song “Ring of Fire” wasn’t by him--it was about him?
- the most popular song during the Great Depression was, paradoxically, “Happy Days Are Here Again”?
True Stories Behind the Songs, by Sandra Heyer, continues the True Stories tradition -- with a twist. The text features lyrics for eight popular songs along with real, believe-it-or-not stories about the songs and their songwriters. Companion stories related to the topic of the song round out the units. To see a sample unit, please go to pearsoneltusa.com/sampleunits.
Teachers are encouraged to download the songs from their favorite website or to use a version they already own. Or you can purchase recommended recordings on iTunes. A link on the True Stories website (www.pearsoneltusa.com/truestories) will take you directly to the playlist. For a limited time, your Pearson representative will provide a free, legally copied CD of all the songs with a minimum order of 20 copies of True Stories Behind the Songs. Please go to www.pearsoneltusa.com/specialists to find your nearest representative.
An access code at the front of the book enables teachers and students to download recordings of the stories free of charge at www.pearsoneltusa.com/truestories