Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This DVD is clearly meant as an educational tool for grade school children.
Families was thoughtful, but the picture quality was barely acceptable. It would have been nice if the DVD more accurately represented average families in Brasil. Both families were from the Sao Paulo geographic region, and it would have been nicer if they had chosen one of the families to be from another area, such as the northeast.
Overall great DVD. Two stories, age 10 and then age 5 - first one has a very awkward edit that may actually be a mistake? It's not that big of a deal though It's a cultural difference based on a lot of history and something that shouldn't stop you from purchasing this item just as long as you're prepared to discuss my discussion was with 3rd and the graders.
One person found this helpful. See all 2 customer reviews. Write dvd customer review. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. During the weekend, Prince helps with the shopping, attends church with his family, and enjoys a local festival featuring tribal dances.
Later he visits relatives at the seaside city of Mombasa. Eleven-year-old John starts his day on his family's farm at five a. Then it's an hour-long walk to school where he attends the seventh world six top porn all time a week.
He tells us that education is deemed very important so villages work hard to come up with the money to help the schools. He has midday dinner with his family, who close their shop at noon along with the rest of the local businesses. We are also taken on a safari tour run by John's cousin and shown the wondrous wildlife of Africa, including lions, elephants, zebras and hyenas.
At night, John helps bring in the furniture from outdoors and feeds and waters the cows before heading off to bed.
School Library Journal applauds Families of the World as 'excellent,' providing 'an intriguing taste of another culture. Toy's Children's Products, is used in classrooms around the country as a valuable tool for social studies, English language learners and cultural studies. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: VHS Tape. The two kids profiled here are Qinbo and Kun. Kun is 9 and lives with his family in a gorgeous mountain village near Xiku, outside Ningbo. They grow bonsai for a living, and his father's efforts in training trees with wire to grow this way are highlighted. The bamboo forest where the bonsai trees grow was something to see!
To get ready to start the day, Kun washes up in the kitchen sink, which might be the only one his family's two-room house has. Kun walks a half-hour to school the subject of much discussion in our family, too, because he sees people washing clothes in streams along the way, and others picking tea leaves. The lunches Kun and his classmates bring from home are steamed for him by a school lunchroom cook.
But Kun himself knows how to wash the rice he's going to eat for lunch, and he and his classmates do this together routinely. Every day they eat lunch in their classroom, not in a cafeteria. Kun's narration in a boy's voice, in English includes some background about tea and about the many languages 56!
The resulting importance of Chinese kids learning one written language made a big impression on the folks we watched this video with. Qinbo's life in the port city of Ningbo is quite different. She has her own room in their apartment, and the family cooks and eats in a modern though small kitchen. For each kid's video profile, the food shopping, cooking, and communal cooking and eating were much commented on by our family. Qinbo raises silkworms and talks about this traditional pasttime, which our folks thought was fascinating.
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Qinbo's mother is a educator in the public schools, and her father helps train port inspectors for the Ningbo shipping authority. Qinbo's school day was something we talked about quite a bit after watching this video. Other Sellers on Amazon. Sold by: Christian's Treasures. Sold by: newtownvideos. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Families of China Families of the World.
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Format: VHS Tape. The two kids profiled here are Qinbo and Kun. Kun is 9 and lives with his family in a gorgeous mountain village near Xiku, outside Ningbo. They grow bonsai for a living, and his father's efforts in training trees with wire to grow this way are highlighted.
The bamboo forest where the bonsai trees grow was something to see!