Welcome Educators!

Sounds Around The World is a team-based, collaborative learning game designed for maximum student engagement. 

It brings together evocative global music and colorful maps to teach geography, civics and history. 

Find out how Sounds Around The World can enhance your learning environment while improving educational outcomes. 


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Our Design - Enhances Your Standards

Methodically designed and tested in the classroom, Sounds Around The World (SAW) has been played by students nationwide, presented at multiple national and state conferences (NCSS, NCGE, TCSS and the MDCSS), piloted in Baltimore City and Howard County, Maryland schools, and is being purchased by school districts nationally. 

For your convenience, we have created a correlation chart to illustrate how our protocol enhances your student’s engagement with the Common Core Curriculum. Overall, SAW provides a hands-on, whole-brain game that engages students to think critically, work with others, and explore their world. 

Please click on the following links to download each supporting document. 

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Common Core Correlation 
  3. Sole Source Letter
  4. Order Form

Watch Students React!

“I am pretty bad at geography, so it was interesting to relate [geography to] the music.” - Student

(5th grade, Middle & High School Edition)

10 Color-coded Geo-Musical Maps: laminated and durable.

  • Why 10 maps and What is a Geo-Musical Map? Click Here

37 World Music Tracks

  1. Carefully curated for young ears.
  2. Each track is unique to specific locations and cultures.
  3. Our playlist is licensed from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and ARC Music.

16 page Teachers guide: a booklet in full color with detailed instructions.  

  • Music Origins Answer Key
  • 111 Geography specific hints
  • Black & White World Coloring Map

Unlimited School License: Each teacher's kit is licensed per school without a term limit.  

Bulk Order Discount: Buy 10 get one FREE

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FREE - Supplemental Materials, Lesson Plans and Tutorials

Once you and your school have purchased a Sounds Around Teacher's Kit, you will have access to the following supporting materials. 

  1. Liner Notes, Lyrics and Song Details: A 37-page in-depth look at each track. Links to the original liner notes and lesson plans. 
  2. Vocabulary List:  250+ terms relevant to the game and geography in general.
  3. Virtual Excursion #1: Country Exploration Lesson Plan
  4. Virtual Excursion #2: Culture Exploration Lesson Plan
  5. Essential Questions: Questions to help spark student's curiosity and sense of wonder.
  6. Black & White World Coloring Map

If you have any more questions, send me an email: jabaker@getsoundsaround.com

I look forward to hearing form you!

Jason Armstrong Baker MT-BC

Owner - Revolution Rhythm, LLC
Sounds Around The World™ - The Geography Game for the Global Era