Playing For Change

MAP THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS: My cousin just shared this with me. A true moment of Sounds Around The World playing together. This could only happen in this era of the internet and hyper-connectivity.

Have your students watch and then find all the places in this video on a map.

Bonus Questions: Who wrote this song, where was it recorded and what events influenced it?

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Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. Join the movement here: and support Playing For Change by telling all your friends and family to do the same. This video is from our second album, "PFC2: Songs Around The World."

Do You Know What Your Students Know?

Attention All Teachers:

Do you dream of your students being fully engaged in their lessons?

Innovative, arts-integrated programming CAN make it happen! Please check out this promo for Sounds Around The World. A game designed to ignite students' curiosity and excitement to learn geography/social studies.

There is some footage of kids playing the game at the end of the video - you won't believe how much fun they are having as they learn!

sounds around: Zambia

sounds around: Zambia

In my last post about Zimbabwe, I became more aware of Zambia and its shared colonial history with Zimbabwe. Specifically, that the territory of Zambia was the northern portion of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe the southern. At that time it was called Northern Rhodesia until its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964, 16 year before its southern neighbor, Zimbabwe gained its independence.

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Sounds Around & the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Sounds Around & the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

When I got back to my hotel room that night I started looking over all the social studies standards for Texas. I found that Sounds Around The World's program supports the following courses: Social Studies in Grade 6, World History Studies, and World Geography Studies, the latter two in high school. 

Under each of these courses, Sounds Around  supports and enhances multiple educational goals under each of the following "Knowledge and Skills" categories of the TEKS:

  1. Geography
  2. History
  3. Social Studies Skills
  4. Culture 
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