We’ve been delighted to discover that TWM is being used very successfully as a unique cross-cultural (standards aligned!) resource for teaching K-12 students in:
- social studies
- global citizenship
- special needs/alternative programs
- conflict resolution/bullying prevention
- and more!
Other examples for the use of Travels With Music™:
TWM has been made mandatory viewing for university freshmen as part of their cultural diversity training, but it is also used by early elementary programs for storytelling, cultural discovery and music-based activities.
Alternative high schools through the USA and abroad have enjoyed encouraging their students to build independent study projects around the TWM videos (in social studies, history and media studies, for example) or design Apps that create games to help us seek for music masters in their own communities.
Homeschool leaders have had students of various ages to work together building drums after watching the TWM videos of the drum-making process in different cultures, then hiking in nature to find usable materials most similar to the process they chose to emulate.
• We have moved all of the TWM videos to our YouTube Channel:
• We have teachers creating activities and sample lesson plans:
• We have established TWM user-groups on these social media sites:
We continue to edit and update our 70+ page TWM Teacher’s Guide containing a glossary, video outlines, wonderful group-discussion questions, and individual study or project ideas. We can provide a digital copy of the Guide if you contact us (we love hearing from teachers and learning your stories of music and culture, and how you are using TWM!)
We would request a $10 donation to help us cover the updates of the guide, the maintenance and hosting of this site, and our continued gathering/editing of new videos, but if that is financially not feasible at this time just let us know and we will still provide the guide for all teachers who wish to use it.