Art, Music, Culture, Social Awareness with a Global Perspective


Joanna Strom

Course E-Designer

I am a Thought Leader, Writer, Graphic/Web Designer, Social Media Expert and Creative. I have 9 1/2 years of experience in homeschooling. I have taught Kindergarten through 10th grade. My knowledge of different learning styles and the challenges that face a learner are helpful to understanding the process in which a student learns. You cannot make an across-the-board curriculum to fit all students because each student has to process what they learn in their own way, their own time frame, and the brain's capacity to learn.


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My model is a combination of Deep Learning and Pragmatic by nature, however in this world we all share digital content. We all learn in a different way and we must respect that.

It is my goal to show a Global Teaching method based on the 7 Principles of Humanity 101 Movement (Humanity DesignX)Respect, Kindness, Integrity, Forgiveness, Empathy, Compassion, and Self-Reflection. If we start with Stories - we learn Respect, Empathy, Compassion; if we change our Attitudes for a Positive Future - we learn Kindness and Forgiveness; if we follow our heart and Be Authentic - we learn to interpret Visual, Music, Art, Sounds; if we see Self-Discovery - we foster Integrity and Appreciation of different countries around the world. In the end, based on Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," do we seek to understand that the key to liberation is the awakening of critical awareness and the thinking process of the individual. It is in this self-assessment/checklist critical thinking skill - we can evolve the world to a deeper, peaceful place of existence in which to live. By integrating multi-cultural literature/folktales, celebrating the traditions/customs/festivals/holidays, and music/art, we recognize the cross-cultural impact of socio-economic levels of how each one of us live in our community, applying a Differentiated Instruction to meet those needs. Our religious/spiritual families must blend together in a spatial, sacred space. According to Eleanor Gibson, her theory and approach to visual external ecological stimuli, "An Ecological Approach to Perceptual Learning and Development," along with Roger Barker's view, "Ecological Psychology," that behavior was predicated on external ecological stimuli. Shira Lewin, a prominent psychologist, based this correlation between the external ecological environment and how this visual stimuli determines how we learn. Urie Bronfenbrenner, another psychologist, went a step further in explaining how our family experience, friends, teachers, etc. influence our behavior. Finally, an anthropologist, E.N. Anderson, was instrumental in that we must have a sustainable resource. This balance we can get from healthy eating, music/art/visual map of our minds, and the most important life-giving part of it all, Love - we learn Self-Reflection.

Course content

  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE WORLD - Mzansi Children's Choir





  • Speak Up Mzansi - Substance Abuse, Violence, Crime, Corruption, Human Trafficking

  • A Short Survey on Mzansi

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