Thursday, September 29, 2011

Families of the World: Germamy & Philippines...Review & Giveaway!

I have two new titles to tell you about today in the wonderful, Families of the World series.  Germany and the Philippines are featured in the newest installments and they are great additions to your DVD libraries.  Here is the scoop....

Families of Philippines
Travel to the tropical Philippines with 13-year-old Khim and 7-year-old Shahani. Khim lives with his grandparents on Cebu, one of the country's 7000 islands. He is a freshman at a school with 10,000 students. Besides school, his day includes taking care of the family's goats, playing arcade games, gathering wood and cooking rice for dinner.
Shahani lives on Luzon with her mother, father and sister. Like Khim, Shahani's school is large...5000 students who each wear a name tag. We follow her to opening ceremonies and English class, buy groceries with her mother, check out the large mall where her father entertains at birthday parties, and watch Shahani and her sister practice in their father's dance class. In the award-winning Families of the World Series, viewers get a peek at the everyday lives of two families - usually an urban and a rural family. We are introduced to a child who helps narrate his or her activities. The footage is fantastic - intimate but not intrusive. Lots of interesting facts about the country are presented from a realistic viewpoint which brings other cultures up close. Free teacher's guide is available to download at familiesoftheworld website.

Families of Germany
Journey to Germany to visit 8-year-old Sophia, who lives with her family in a tiny town near Frankfurt. We see Sophia at school and at her guitar lesson, follow her to a fundraiser for a classmate, meet the chickens and calves she helps tend, attend a concert where her sister sings in a gospel choir, and walk around charming Marburg, setting for many of Grimm's fairy tales.
Ten-year-old Ole enjoys a Boy Scout cookout in a landfill-turned-park, dresses up like Dracula to "trick or treat" with friends in his neighborhood, practices with his handball team and takes care of his tortoises. We sit in on his older brother's drum lesson, follow his mother as she teaches at an animal museum, and go sight seeing with the family in downtown Berlin, where they live.



I think these DVD's are a great resource.  They are very well done and give children an inside look at how life is in other parts of the world.  I have often tried to explain differences to A&W but it is tough to convey that without a visual sometimes.  These DVD's were interesting to the boys and showed them so much about different cultures.  These are wonderful for home and school viewing!  Buy them today on Amazon...

One lucky RBM reader will win copies of both Families of Germany and Philippines! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

27 comments:

Hifam said...

I would love to show my kids the Families of the World: Egypt.
hickenfam

Amy W. said...

I would also like Families of Guatemala. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Kimberly said...

I would like to see Families of Mexico
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bettycd said...

We lived in Korea for awhile - I'd love to see Families of Korea

corey1971 said...

I would love them to learn about all these country, but I would choose China. (olomon@Hotmail.com)

Heather said...

Visited website, and I would love to see Families of Egypt.
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Dana said...

Mexico...dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

Wow - I'd love to see them all - but to start with I'd probably try Families of Sweden.
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ape2016 said...

I would like to show them Kenya.
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Lentil said...

I would be fascinated to watch Families of Afghanistan

susanlanai said...

I'd love to share about China.
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Amber said...

I'd also love to show my kids the Families of Afghanistan DVD!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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deanna said...

want to see: Families of United Kingdom
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xoxoxo

Anji R. said...

I would like the Families of Afghanistan...I bet that's pretty interesting. greer_75023@yahoo.com.

Anji R. said...

I entered the Real Steel Giveaway, greer_75023@yahoo.com

Anji R. said...

I entered the Aerobie giveaway, greer_75023@yahoo.com

Diana said...

Mexico would be interesting since they are our neighbor
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cpage2323 said...

costa rica
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Tara Haidinger said...

I would like my kids to see families of Afghanistan.

Tara H
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SuperMom3128 said...

I would love to show my kids the families of Israel.
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Laurie said...

I would love to see Families of Egypt

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Laurie said...

I would love to see Families of Egypt

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Robin Blankenship said...

I would love to see Families of Egypt.

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Gina said...

Families of Egypt would be fun!

Beckee said...

Really want the families of the Philippines but would also like Kenya.
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Beckee said...

Really want the families of the Philippines but would also like Kenya.
beckeesdeals at gmail dot com

jadavis said...

Japan!
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