Planning Guides with Lyrics

When I use my geography learning songs, I like to have an outline of all the songs nearby. So, to help my family and homeschool co-op keep organized, I wrote these planning guide to outline the countries and geographical terminology included in each song. The songs are listed in the order of our study, as outlined in our Three Year Geography Cycle. We use these guides to know exactly what countries we are learning each Continue Reading →

Listening Pages for Music of Africa Playlist

This post contains listening pages to engage and guide students while listening to my Traditional Music of Africa playlist. The videos are available on my website and my YouTube channel. The playlist features 13 genres with 26 examples. Listening Pages Traditional African music is amazing because its influences is heard all around the world. Additionally, the diversity of African musical traditions is a reminder of the massive size of the continent. After all, Africa is Continue Reading →

Listening Pages for Music of the Americas Playlist

I love exploring the different musical traditions, costumes, and dances around the world. It’s amazing that despite the diversity, all music serves the same purpose of bringing people together. Now, just as each culture is unique, it is natural that each culture brings people together in a unique way. As a result, we have an incredibly wide variety of melodies, scales and rhythms, and instruments. So, as I prepare to introduce my children to the Continue Reading →