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Families of the World programs are effective educational tools for teaching geography, social studies, multiculturalism and language!

Programs come with free teacher guides filled with information about each country. Shows make great gifts for teachers, kids and grandchildren.

Families of the World offers a documentary-style “day in the life” glimpse from a child’s point of view into how people around the world live. Focusing on two children from differing homes, one urban, one rural, the programs invite viewers along through families’ daily routines, introducing us to both differences and similarities between their lives and ours.

The series was featured on PBS national television and has won more than 100 awards and endorsements from educational and parenting organizations. All 28 countries are now available in steaming and DVD.

 

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Awards

Here are some of the more than 100 awards and endorsements Families of the World has won …

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  • Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially-Responsible Products
  • Dove Foundation Endorsed
  • Oppenheim Gold Award – Families of Vietnam
  • Recommended by School Library Journal
  • Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media – Outstanding Videos
  • NAPPA Gold Award Gold Award Parenting Magazine
  • Oppenheim Gold Award
  • Kids First Festival Pick
  • “3 Star” rating by Video Librarian
  • Recommended by Booklist
  • Top Video Picks, Mothering Magazine
  • “A” rating by Parenting Magazine
  • Flagstaff International Film Festival
  • First Place, Worldfest
  • Gold Award Parenting Magazine
  • NAPPA Silver Award
  • Summit Creative Award
  • Telly Awards – Silver and Bronze
  • DVD of the Year – Creative Child Magazine
  • Video of the Year Award
  • Parents’ Choice Group Recommended
  • Parents’ Choice Group Award
  • Kids First!® All Star
  • Kids First!® Endorsed

Our Team

Eleanor “Georgi” Marquisee

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Evan Marquisee

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Mark J. Marquisee

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Contact Us

Telephone: 302-571-1754
ardenmedia@gmail.com
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm – Mountain time

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Reviews

“The videos make no comparisons or judgments, merely showing what life is like in a loving family in a foreign culture…This excellent series will give children an intriguing taste of another culture and allow them to compare and contrast it with their own”

—School Library Journal

“Each meticulously produced program in this gentle series takes students through a typical day in the lives of two families with small children. …In addition to seeing the different styles of living, viewers learn interesting facts and ideas on the countries’ geography, economics and history.”
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—Social Studies School Service