These DVDs are about 30 minutes long, with two 15-minute segments.
Each segment is a child telling about his or her daily life. The
DVD about the Philippines tells the story of Khim, who lives in
a rural area on the island of Cebu, and the story of Shahani, who
lives near Manila on the island of Luzon. They both tell what their
day is like, what they eat, what they do for entertainment, the
work they do, what their parents do, and what their school is like.
The DVD about Germany is the story of Sophia, who lives in a little
town near Frankfurt, and Ole who lives in Berlin. Both of the German
segments focused a little bit on Halloween, which I though was
odd since it is typically an American holiday and since there are
so many unique holidays in Germany that could have been the focus.
I had a particular interest in these two countries because we
have had foreign exchange students from both countries. Plus, my
sister was a missionary in the Philippines for eight years, and
I myself lived in Germany for six years. These DVDs are very interesting
and informative, and I think they would be a beneficial addition
to homeschool geography classes, which is how I will use them.
These sell for 29.95 each, so perhaps they could be purchased by
a homeschool co-op library or checked out from the public library.
These DVDs would also be beneficial for Foreign Exchange Student
groups to show the host families what life is like in the country
where their student is coming from. I can see multiple uses for
them and am thrilled to have the two that I have.