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Are We There Yet?: A Musical Journey Around the Globe

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Keys to Imagination is proud to introduce classroom teachers to Are We There Yet?: A Musical Journey Around the Globe, an interdisciplinary program that teaches students about world music, instruments, culture, and geography though colorful interactive slides, videos, text, photos, music, crafts, games and puzzles.  Designed to be used on any computer, tablet or smart board, this curriculum is easy to navigate and completely done for you! Use Boomwhackers or rhythm instruments to enhance the experience!   Customize your instruction by choosing the activities that fit your needs.  

The countries currently in the program are Africa, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, United States, and Canada with more to come!

Students Learn:

  • 18 native folk songs (3 per country) – Sing in unison or add rhythm band parts and Boomwhackers for additional levels of learning.
  • Create an impressive multimedia performance by adding the acompaniment slide show DVD, showcasing photos from the curriculum.
  • Geography, people, places and characteristics of each country’s music.
  • Make your own instruments from household items such as wrapping paper tubes and shoe boxes.

Teacher’s Kit Includes:

Reproducible Boomwhackers, Rhythm Instruments and Vocal and Piano Accompaniment Music for 18 Folk Songs, and Teacher Guide with ideas for additional games and a complete supply list.

Online Access code for:

Curriculum slides and interactive activities for each country
Accompaniment MP3 Tracks
Accompaniment Video (Photos from curriculum synced to the accompaniments for a multimedia show!)
Color Coded Boomwhacker Music
Reproducible Passport Workbook

Bring a world music expert, Dr. Deborah Brener, into your classroom!  This program is comprehensive and aligned with the national standards.  All music and accompaniments are included. No experience in world music necessary.

Coordinate reading and writing assignments to correlate with the country you are currently studying to expand the program even more!   Consider connecting with a group or class from that country and become “pen pals or SKYPE pals” to create more cross-culture communication and understanding.

For more information, visit our website at Keys to Imagination-Are We There Yet?

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