#worldgeochat Playlist 2.16.2016: Primary Sources

#worldgeochat Playlist 2.16.2016: Primary Sources

Tonight's #worldgeochat touched on teaching geography with primary sources. As a inspiration for the creation of tonight's playlist, I focused on a cultural sound itself as a primary source. Below are three of my own principles for music as a primary source in social studies and geography education.

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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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