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Product Type: Videos
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Categories: Geography and the World

 


2010 Award
Families of Afghanistan
(Master Communications $29.99 Score:)

One of a series of films that introduce children to families from distant lands. Told by a 12 and 13-year girls, one in Kabul, an urban setting; the other in a rural village. In both instances, the chores each are expected to do, the schools they attend, and their day to day lives present a real contrast to each other and an even more dramatic contrast to the lives of young American viewers. This feels more like a school film than home entertainment, yet, the stories here are interesting. Given the fact that so many young people have family and friends who are serving in Afghanistan and it is so much in the news, this may well be a film worth sharing. Although the film makers were no allowed to film schools the children attended or many street scenes, the information and material they did film will likely interest young viewers who are curious about this troubled and troubling place where it seems war never ends. They say 5 & up, we'd say this is more appropriate for 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Families of Kenya
(Master Communications $29.95 Score:)

One of a series of films that introduce children to families from distant lands. Told by two 11-year old boys, one in Nairobi, an urban setting, one in a rural setting who lives on a farm. In both instances, the chores each are expected to do, the schools they attend and their day to day lives present a real contrast to each other and an even more dramatic contrast to the lives of young viewers. This feels more like a school film than home entertainment for home, yet, they are more interesting than so much of the fare directed at young audiences. This includes some footage from a game preserve with African wildlife, as well as dances and some footage on how the families earn their living. They say 5 & up, we'd say this is more appropriate for 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Award
Awesome Adventures
(Blackboard Entertainment $12.95 Score:) Dive into a tropical reef, snowmobile on Polar ice, explore a rain forest and an ancient cave, in a series of kid-centered adventures around the world. No corny jokes or talking puppets needed-these adventures speak for themselves without talking down to kids or over their heads! 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2002 Award
Families of the World Series
(Master Communications $19.95 Score:) Narrated by a child from the featured country, these are low on energy but high on information about the food, work, school, and customs, told from a child's point of view. More like social studies films for school or libraries, these are nevertheless one way to introduce kids to faraway places. Earlier videos cover, among other places, China, Thailand, Mexico, India, and this year, Korea and Israel. 30 minutes.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2005 Award
Families of the World Series
(Master Communications $19.95 Score:) Newest in the series, this year's video is set in Vietnam. Narrated by a child from the featured country, these are low on energy but high on information about the food, work, school, and customs, told from a child's point of view. More like social studies films for school or libraries, these are nevertheless one way to introduce kids to far-away places. Earlier videos cover, among other places, China, Thailand, Mexico, India, Korea, and Israel. 30 min.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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