Lesson 12: Madagascar

All Around This World’s exploration of Africa includes sing-along, dance-along classroom and homeschool lessons about Madagascar for kids . . . Meet the world through music –“come to class” with Jay.

All Around This World Map of Africa featuring Madagascar for kids

Madagascar, located over 200 miles off the southeastern African coast, is home to a uniquely diverse population that blends Indian, Southeast Asian and African culture, as well as thousands of plant and animal species that only exist on the island — bottle-shaped baobabs, bat-eared aye ayes and ninety-nine varieties of lemur. Wow.

In music class we listen to Salegy music, dance the Kilalaky, sing just a little in Malagasy and encourage kids to “wake up” to the problem of Madagascar’s deforestation.


LANGUAGE: As we’ve learned in our travels around Africa with All Around This World, there are almost 2000 languages spoken around the continent; some African countries, like Nigeria, are home to over 500. In Madagascar there is one, . . .

IMAGES: Flickr.com’s Madagascar slideshow is gorgeous. There are birds and butterflies and dancing monkeys. There are rolling green hills, bright-eyed children on brilliant white beaches and an inordinate number of birthday cakes . . .

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