Thank you all for a great #sschat! 

I have listed below a bunch of great resources for you and your students. Of course your students will love our game so please consider purchasing a teacher's kit for your class. HERE'S A SPECIAL #sschat 20% off discount through tomorrow 8pm. Use: #sschat2017 (Expires 3/14/17 8pm)

Web Resources

Smithsonian Folkways

Search for specific lyrics -

Google Search: "Songs about ______"

World Music Network -

American Music Timeline - (a bit too many pop ups for me but well organized.)

Map This! - 15 Minute Lesson Plan. Free


Take your students on a music video journey around the world!  Using one of the inspiring Playing for Change music project videos as source material, this FREE 15 minute lesson offers a window to cultures around the world.  Easy to use and fun for all!

Click here to access. 

Sounds Around Teacher's Kit









Played around the country. The Sounds Around lesson plan is guaranteed to engage and inform your students. 

Don't take my word for it. Read what other educators have said about the program. Click Here

SPECIAL 20%  off discount through tomorrow 8pm. Use: #sschat2017 (Expires 3/14/17 8pm)


10 Color-coded Geo-Musical Maps: Laminated & durable.

37 World Music Tracks: Carefully curated for young ears. Each track is unique to specific locations and cultures. Our playlist is licensed from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and ARC Music.

16 Page Teachers guide: A booklet in full-color with detailed instructions, the answer key, and 111 geography specific hints. 

Black & White World Coloring Map

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

FREE - Supplemental Materials, Lesson Plans and Tutorials

Once you 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

Need more information? Want to talk with me? Please send me an email or call.

Jason Armstrong Baker | jabaker(a) | 443-538-2781