All Around This World

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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
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Arts, Music, African History
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Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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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
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“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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“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
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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
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“Teach Kids About Ghana – Dance the Kpanlogo” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Ghana for kids that invites them to celebrate independence by dancing the kpanlogo. Kids will meet the West African nation of Ghana, learn
Subjects:
Arts, Drama, 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 Kenya – Jump High with the Maasai” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Kenya for kids that invites them to join the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania in celebrating the transition to adulthood with the amazing
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Dance the Malipenga” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Afirca for kids that invites them to experience a dance from Malawi called the malipenga. Kids will meet the small Southern African nation of
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Africa – Get Married in Morocco” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Morocco for kids that introduces them to the Imilchil Marriage Festival, a Berber community celebration in the Atlas Mountains at which
Subjects:
Arts, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About South Africa – Learn Gumboot Dancing” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about South Africa for kids that introduces them to gumboot dancing, a powerful art form that African miners used as a form of communication.
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3 ratings
3.7
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Africa – Zanziabar's New Year” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Africa for kids that introduces them to Zanzibar, a group of islands found off the eastern coast of Africa, and inspires them to celebrate
Subjects:
Arts, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Africa – 'Uganda's Royal Dance'” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Africa for kids that introduces them to Uganda, a small East African country with a checkered past, and a jubilant Ugandan royal dance known
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
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 Zimbabwe – Let's Sing 'Wai Bamba'” is a world music lesson about Zimbabwe for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to African melodies and culture. “Wai Bamba” is a Zimbabwean wedding song that all in attendance
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About South Africa – Let's Sing 'Tulu Tulo'” is a world music lesson about Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to South African melodies and culture. “Tulo Tulo” is a lullaby from Uganda that inspires kids to
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Let's Sing 'Tsy Akeo'” is a world music lesson about Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along and dance-along to introduce them to African melodies and culture. “Tsy Akeo” is a groovy song from Madagascar about the
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Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About South Africa – Let's Sing 'Thinantsha'” is a world music lesson about South Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along and dance-along to introduce them to South African melodies and culture. “Thinantsha” is an anti-Apartheid
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About South Africa – Let's Sing 'Senzenina''” is a world music lesson about South Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to South African melodies and culture. “Senzenina” is a powerful anti-Apartheid song that
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Let's Sing 'Nsa We''” is a world music lesson about Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to East African melodies and culture. “Nsa We” is a Bagandan song about the difficulties of farming,
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Ethiopia – Let's Sing 'Nanu Ney''” is a world music lesson about Africa for kids that uses a simple sing-along and dance-along to introduce them to Ethiopian melodies and culture. “Nanu Nanu Ney” is a classic Ethiopian pop song,
Subjects:
Arts, Music, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
3.9
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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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