Young Citizens Welcome You To Philippines ‘Families of Philippines’
Newest Title in the Award-Winning Families of the World Series
Arrives on DVD September 20, 2011 from Master Communications
About the Series
The series—27 titles and growing—enables future travelers to reach across the globe and visit other people and cultures, all from a child’s point of view. Always focusing on two children from differing households, one urban, one rural, and narrated by children themselves, the Families of the World program invites viewers to follow two families’ daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist between them, as well as us.
In Families of Philippines, meet 13-year old Khim, a boy who
lives on the rural island of Cebu with his grandparents, aunt and her
two children. Living close to the coast, see the dozens of outrigger boats
Khim points out as he explains how the fisherman collect the fish that
he and his family eat nearly every night. Awaking early in the morning
from his sleeping mat, Khim bathes, eats, and then makes the 10-minute
walk to his public school, which boasts over 10,000 students. On the way
home from school, he stops in the local video arcade to play games with
his friends. Later at home, he completes his chores, which include feeding
their goats, collecting firewood and cooking the rice for dinner.
Shahani, 7, lives in the capital city of Manila, a thriving city boasting
many modern skyscrapers. Living with her mom, dad and older sister, the
early riser (5 a.m.!), gets help from mom getting started in the morning
before she’s off to school, where she wears a name tag to help the
teachers with the over 5,000 students. During the 10 months she attends
school, she studies English among other subjects. Mom shops for fresh
fish and vegetables every day while Dad works as a children’s costumed
birthday party entertainer and also teaches dance, which Shahani also
studies (and excels – she won a local competition and was featured
on television). Enjoying adobo stew for dinner and mango for desert, she
and her sister welcome friends over in the evening for games and fun,
then it’s off to bed for rest before her big test the next day!
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Reviews for the Series
School Library Journal applauds Families of the World as “excellent,” providing “an intriguing taste of another culture.” The series, which has garnered repeated acclaim and awards from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents’ Choice and NAPPA (National Parenting Publications of America) as well as endorsements from KIDS FIRST! and recommendations from Dr. 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.
More About the Series
Families of the World is recommended for ages 5–11 and
retails for $29.95 each. The series features families in Afghanistan,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany,
Ghana, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico (includes
Spanish and English soundtrack) and More Mexico, Panama, Philippines,
Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, the USA, the United Kingdom and
Vietnam. Each DVD includes a free
PDF Teacher’s Guide, which features the script, copy-ready maps,
discussion and activity guides, recipes, glossaries and more. To order
Families of the World DVDs, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit our
How to Order page
for more information.
Families of the World films are excellent for learning about people and culture around the world. Families of the World is recommended for social studies classrooms, world geography classrooms, ELL/ESL classrooms, foreign language classrooms and home schoolers. Excellent for school library and public library collection.
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