Families of the World: Families of Philippines & Germany on DVD [CLOSED Giveaway]

Families of Philippines & Families of Germany

Coming to DVD September 20, 2011

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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 Worldprogram invites viewers to follow two families’ daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist between them, as well as us.

Synopsis

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!

 

Young Citizens Welcome You To Germany
‘Families of Germany’

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 Worldprogram invites viewers to follow two families’ daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist between them, as well as us.

Synopsis

In Families of Germany, meet seven-year-old Sophia from the village of Reimershausen, who lives with her parents, sister Johanna and brother Simon. After a breakfast of bread, cheese and jam made from the fruit in their garden, she is off to school where she and her 19 classmates study English and biology among other subjects. Sophia studies guitar after school when she’s not helping out at a neighbor’s farm where twice a week she feeds cows and collects eggs from the chickens. Following dinner, she heads back to school for crafts and skits. During the weekend her family eats breakfast together, then enjoys activities – this particular weekend they are celebrating St. Martin’s Day, visiting Marburg Castle and attending her sister’s choral concert. A bedtime story from mom and dad and it’s off to sleep!

Ole is ten years old and lives in the capital city of Berlin with his parents, two brothers and two tortoises. It’s Halloween, so we get to tag along as Ole carves pumpkins, prepares treats for his neighbors before taking two trains to spend the day uptown, where we see conversation bikes, Segues and tour boats on the river. Upon their return, they head out for some trick-or-treating. The next day it’s back to school where Ole studies English and math while his dad, an engineer, works at a jet plane factory and mom teaches at an animal museum. After school it’s time for homework and dinner before heading off to handball practice. It’s been a long day, so bedtime is a welcome event!

These are both excellent videos for homeschooling families… or just any family to expose their children to other cultures. I was entranced with the scenery and how their lives were so much different, but yet similar to ours.

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You can purchase Families of Philippines for $29.95 at Amazon.com and Families of German for $29.95 at Amazon.com

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Comments

  1. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I learned they have videos for all over the world.

  2. Ellen B says:

    interesting stories here

  3. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    We are home schooling and the entire series is fascinating. I would like to order the China dvd as we are studying that soon.

  4. Wendi says:

    they have a ton of different videos! I would love to see most all of them..I really would like to see the Families of Israel

  5. Julie Witt says:

    I learned that Families of Afghanistan and Families of Kenya released in November 2010.

  6. Kate W says:

    I learned they have videos for a ton of places. I’d really like to have the whole series

  7. Autumn says:

    I learned that there is a DVD of Brazil – my husband’s home country! My family hails from Germany, so I am very interested in these DVDs.

  8. Stephanie G says:

    I would love to get the families of kenya dvd to show my kids about the home country of some of our friends!

  9. Donna K says:

    I would like Families of Russia

  10. Nicole C. says:

    I like the Families of India dvd.

  11. Ani G W says:

    I want the Families of Japan. I used to live in Japan and teach my kids about it and this would be a great way for them to see more of Japanese culture.

  12. michelle cooke says:

    These videos would be great for our homeschool!

  13. jolly says:

    i want other countries to be included, like afganistan or pakistan. 🙂

  14. Teri says:

    I learned that they are a PBS show

  15. I recently made a new friend in Thailand so I’d love to see the Families of Thailand DVD.

  16. Lauren says:

    I’d love to see Families of Afghanistan!

  17. Jenn S. says:

    I learned they have a Families of Israel. Would love to view it.

  18. Jason says:

    We would like Families of Kenya

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  19. Diane Baum says:

    I learned they are a PBS show

  20. Marianna Ballard says:

    I’d like to have the families of Israel video

  21. This looks fascinating, especially the DVD on the Philippines. I recently spoke to teachers (who are parents also) working with urban poor children in Manila and had a wonderful time there.

  22. Having trouble clicking on your options for the contest: I keep getting a popup that says “please complete mandatory options first”. What are the mandatory options?

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  23. ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ says:

    I like that they portray a family from the city and one more rural

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  24. susan smoaks says:

    i want the kenya dvd

  25. Renee Hutchinson says:

    I learned they have USA on there as well.

  26. I’d also like the Families of Israel…

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