Sing America is
a surefire way for parents and teachers to teach United
States Geography to their children and students. It is a musical
program on compact disc written for children ages five through
ten. Children learn how to spell the states, where each state is located,
and various attractions each state has to offer. Included is a lyric
booklet and a color coded map.
, songwriter and licensed psychotherapist (specializing in early
has written over 50 songs that grab
the interest and imagination of kindergarten through third
grade students. The six characters (Professor Patty
and the five Geography Club Kids) take us through
all 50 states with singing and dialog. Sing America incorporates
the three major ways children learn: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
The kids listen and sing as they follow their map (by region
and state). They laugh with the characters and move their bodies
to the music as they learn geography, spelling, and U.S. history.
The songs feature vacation spots such as Glacier Park in Montana,
and Lake Champlain in Vermont. Annual events like the rodeo in Marmarth,
North Dakota and the World Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas
are woven into the program. We've also highlighted some of the states'
favorite sons and daughters (i.e. Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King and
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See the characters
See our online map
- editing supervision and executive production.
Actress and vocalist
Brenda Madison brings her considerable talent to
the part of Professor Patty, the delightful
handled the recording, arranging and co-production tasks.
Artist/sculptor Bernard Perroud
illustrated all six characters and the Sing America map.
Sing America is a brand new
product. Production was completed in December of 2001.
What Teachers Say
With the current nationwide push to improve
the quality of education and raise test scores, it’s never
been more important that our children become proficient in geography.
A prototype of this program has been used at Farragut Elementary
school in Culver City, CA and Grant Elementary in Santa Monica, CA.
It was a huge success.
"An imaginative and highly effective way to teach geography
that involves students in the auditory, visual, tactile and
kinesthetic learning modes. Sing America was a hit at
our school and I know kids all over the country will love it."
------- Carrie Tokunaga, kindergarten
teacher, Farragut Elementary, Culver City, CA.
"Sing America uses wonderfully creative and entertaining songs to teach U.S. geography by region and state. The program fills a real need in today's geography curriculum: Kids learn and have fun - what could be better than that?"
------- Karen Hausman, second grade teacher, Farragut Elementary, Culver City, CA.
"I was amazed at how much information about
the U.S. my students were able to learn and retain…..Sing
America is a very timely program given the current nationwide
interest and need to increase geography knowledge in the new millennium."
------- Julie Levi, third grade teacher, Farragut Elementary, Culver City, CA.