All Around This World

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Interactive global music and world cultures lessons that are FUN
 
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"Teach Kids About Vietnam – Let's Harvest rice!" is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Vietnam for kids that invites them to experience an important element of Vietnamese cuisine and culture. Kids will learn a bit about rice, one
Subjects:
World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Southeast Asia – Let's Sing 'I'm Shy” is a world music lesson about Southeast Asia for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Malaysian melodies and culture. “I'm Shy” is a song from the Temiar people of Borneo,
Subjects:
World History, Music, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$3.50
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“Teach Kids About Western China – Let's Sing 'Qambarxan'” is a world music lesson about the Uighur people of Western China for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Uighur melodies and culture. Our version of “Qambarxan" is based
Subjects:
World History, Music, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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"Teach Kids About Taiwan – Let's Sing 'Ti Oh Oh'” is a world music lesson about Taiwan for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to East Asian melodies and culture. “Ti Oh Oh" is a playful Chinese/Taiwanese song that introduces us to
Subjects:
World History, Music, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$3.50
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“Teach Kids About China – Let's Sing 'My Dear Mama'” is a world music lesson about China for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Chinese melodies and culture. “My Dear Mama" is a simple song in Mandarin that invites us, teachers
Subjects:
World History, Music, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Songs
$3.50
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By All Around This World
"Teach Kids About Japan – Let's Sing Karaoke” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Japan for kids that invites them to experience a key -- and really fun! -- element of Japanese culture. Kids will learn a little about Japan,
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Hong Kong – Let's Become Hong Kong Action Cinema Heroes!" is an engaging, participatory world cultureslesson about Hong Kong for kids that invites them to experience an enjoyable element of Hong Kong's culture. Kids will learn
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Asian Studies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About China – Let's Dance the Lion Dance and Dragon Dance" is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about China for kids that invites them to experience Chinese new year dancing. Kids will learn about the Chinese new year and
Subjects:
World History, Asian Studies, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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“Teach Kids About East Africa – Let's Sing 'We Are Happy'” is a world music lesson about West Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Africa melodies and culture. “We Are Happy” is a Ugandan hello song that we sing to open
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Latin America – Let's Sing 'We Are Happy'” is a world music lesson about Latin America for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Latin melodies and culture. “We Are Happy” is actually a Ugandan hello song that we
Subjects:
Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About West Africa – Let's Sing 'We Are Happy'” is a world music lesson about West Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Africa melodies and culture. “We Are Happy” is actually a Ugandan hello song that we
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
not yet rated
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Nigeria – Let's Talk Like a Drum” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Nigeria for kids that invites them to create their own personal rhythms using an imaginary “Talking Drum.” Kids will meet the boisterous
Subjects:
Arts, Other (Arts), African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By 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
Subjects:
Numbers, World History, Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Brazil – 'Let's Play Capoeira'” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Brazil for kids that invites them to play/dance/sing/experience capoeira, a multifaceted Afro-Brazilian form of art, sport, music and dance.
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
3.5
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“Teach Kids About Brazil – Dance a Simple Samba” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Brazil for kids that invites them to experience SAMBA, the joyful Afro-Brazilian form of music and movement that is at the heart of Brazilian
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Colombia – Let's Dance Cumbia” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Colombia for kids that invites them to experience Cumbia music and dance. Kids will learn about the South American nation of Colombia, meet
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
12 ratings
3.9
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Dance the Kwassa Kwassa” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Africa for kids that invites them to experience the Congolese hip-swirling dance called the Kwassa Kwassa. Kids will meet the
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.50 MB)
By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Ecuador – The Bottle-Balancing Bomba” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Ecuador for kids that invites them to experience the Bomba del Chota, a dance that celebrates the South American confluence of
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.47 MB)
By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Ethiopia – 'The Buna Coffee Ceremony'” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Ethiopia for kids that invites them to experience the Buna Ceremony, an extensive celebration of coffee and community that is at
Subjects:
Arts, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Ethiopia – Let's Dance the Eskista” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Ethiopia for kids that invites them to shake their shoulders as Ethiopians do, by dancing the Eskista. Kids will meet the East
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.51 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

All Around This World -- http://www.allaroundthisworld.com-- is a unique, interactive music program for children 0-9 years old that encourages kids and their families to explore the world by enjoying great global melodies, rhythms and movement. In All Around This World classes, kids and their parents/caregivers/educators sing, dance and explore oh so many countries and cultures, “traveling” around the globe region by region. I, Jay Sand, guitarist and children’s music teacher, dad of three girls (7-12 years old) and world traveler (much more so before I became the dad of three girls), developed the All Around This World curriculum with my children as a way to introduce them to the countries I've already visited and the many more I plan to visit with them. I held my first All Around This World classes in 2009 in my West Philadelphia living room and have since taught kids of all ages in parent/child classes, schools, at libraries and children's museums and parties and house concerts and, most recently, online in weekly video classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have fun when I teach! I love the music, I get a kick out of the dances, and I really, really believe in the power of experience and engagement to inspire kids' to embrace their innate curiosity. I also believe 110% in the sincere importance of introducing kids and their families to different people and cultures from around the world. Sharing global music and movement can do that, and with joy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Both the All Around This World studio CDs, Latin America and Africa, have been honored with Parents' Choice Awards. I have presented workshops at the National Association for the Education of Young Children and National Association for Multicultural Education national conferences.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I never formally studied to be a musician or teacher, though have logged hours enough doing both to do both well. I did attend the University of Pennsylvania where I graduated summa cum laude with special honors earned from my studies of the history of media and social movements.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Happy West Philadelphia resident. Proud husband of an insightful psychologist. Owner of a big lazy dog.

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