Teach Kids About South America – "Yanomami Counting" -- All Around This Worl

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All Around This World
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K - 3rd, Homeschool
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All Around This World


“Teach Kids About South America – Yanomami Counting” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about South America for kids that invites them to count like the Yanomami, a small but fascinating group whose members dwell in the most distant parts of the Amazon, mainly near the border between Venezuela and Brazil. Kids will meet the Yanomami, learn about their system of counting which is based on two numbers rather than ten, then do our best to count from one to ten like a Yanomami child would.

All Around This World is a global music and world cultures program that introduces kids and their grown-ups to the world using enlivening international rhythms and movement.

No materials or foreknowledge of the Yanomami necessary. Imagination and an open mind required.

Lesson includes:
-- Interactive PDF with background information introducing the Yanomami and links to teacher training video and All Around This World's “Teach Kids About Yanomami Counting” YouTube video.

Access to password-protected “How to Teach Kids About Yanomami Counting” video. All Around This World founder and lead teacher Jay Sand introduces you to the Yanomami and suggests ways to share the lesson with kids, from infants-in-arms to 9 year-olds. In case you feel less than confident about singing and dancing with your students, the video includes a section with Jay teaching the lesson directly to kids. ** Teacher training video is on Vimeo.com. Please make sure you can access Vimeo videos before you buy the lesson.

-- Sections include: Vocabulary/Terms, Discussion/Projects, Learning Outcome/Goal, Materials, Assessment

-- Printable summary of lesson for kids to take home (both color and back and white)

-- Common core and standards information (“National Council for Social Studies” “National Standards for Music Education”)

All Around This World lessons are a small part of Jay Sand's independently crafted, mission-driven educational project that includes:
-- weekly online classes (Jay makes a new class available each week for families and schools to share with their students)
-- Award-winning multilingual CDs such as All Around This World: Latin America and All Around This World: Africa
-- the All Around This World website, with over 1,000 pages that introduce kids and their families to music and culture from every inhabited continent
-- parent-child classes, family-friendly concerts and school workshops
and always much more...

This lesson is licensed for use in one classroom or for one family, or for use by a "traveling" teacher (such as a music teacher who visits several classrooms in a school. Multiple licenses are available at a 50% discount.
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