All Around This World’s exploration of Latin America includes sing-along, dance-along classroom and homeschool lessons about Colombia for kids . . . Meet the world through music –“come to class” with Jay.
This week All Around This World dives headfirst into a sing-along, dance-along exploration of Colombia for kids. Colombia is a wonderfully complex, ethnically, culturally and geographically diverse country with a violent recent past. Years of internal armed conflict have kept tourists away from Colombia, but over the last few years crime and civil strife have become less dominant and more outsiders are discovering the “magically realistic” Colombia others have always known.
— OVERVIEW: “Colombia, an Andean mountain nation found in the northern part of South America, has endured many disasters, both natural and man-made . . .”
— MUSIC: “The music of Colombia is as diverse as its people, with every region of the country seeming to have its own unique blend of Spanish, African and indigenous rhythms and melodies . . .”
— LANGUAGE: “Though Spanish is Colombia’s primary language, there are over 80 languages spoken in Colombia, from Arawakan dialects to Wayuu/Guajiro. . .”
— IMAGES: “Flickr’s Colombia slideshow juxtaposes modern Colombia with the country’s gorgeous landscape and voluminous traditional cultures . . .”
— WHEN YOU GO THERE: “Lonely Planet’s entry on Colombia declares, ‘Colombia’s back.’ Where did it ever go . . . ?”