Lesson 5: Ecuador

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

All Around This World map of South America featuring Ecuador for kids

This week in music class class we travel with great excitement to Ecuador.  We’re excited about exploring Afro-Ecuadorian music.  We’re excited about greeting each other in Kichwa.  We’re very excited about lumbering around the room like giant turtles of the Galapagos.  Explorations in Ecuador for kids can be loads of fun…so, let’s go!


START HERE:

OVERVIEW: “Ecuador may the second smallest country in South America but it boasts an enormous amount of geographic, biological and ethnic diversity . . .”

MUSIC: “Ecuadorian music is melange of distinct yet complementary regional melodic and rhythmic styles . . .”

LANGUAGE: “Even through Spanish is the primary language of 90% of Ecuadorians, over two million still speak another official language — Kichwa, an Ecuadorian form of Quechua, which is the most widely spoken of all indigenous language groups in South America . . .”

IMAGES: “Ecuador’s Flickr.com slideshow offers a satisfying visual tour of country’s landscape, from towering Andes peaks to sparkling Pacific seasides . . .”

WHEN YOU GO THERE: “TravelForKids.com is as excited about traveling to Ecuador as the rest of us should be . . .”

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