The Families of the World Video Series takes us through a typical day in the lives of two families in each country featured. Narrated by children, the Families of the World Video Series introduces you to each family's housing styles, foods, clothing, religion, schools and places of business. This is the next best thing to visiting and living with families in each of the countries. This highly acclaimed 30-minute documentary videos are available for 18 countries. Recommended for grades K-5.
Luca lives with his mother, father and 5 year old brother, Guido, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Luca and Guido love soccer, Brazil's national sport, and when they're not playing a video game, they watch their Dad's amateur team play and practice. We visit Luca's parents at the arts organization where they work, meet Luca's grandparents, who take care of Luca and his brother after school, and visit the statue of Christ high above the city of Rio de Janeiro. Louisa lives with her brother, grandmother, mother and father on their family farm in the rolling countryside inland from Rio, where her father grows vegetables and cattle. Louisa's mother drives the children each day to their school in the nearest city 50 miles away, where she teaches ballet. When they're home, the children entertain themselves by roller blading and bicycling, watching TV and playing video games. While Louisa's brother plays in his tree house, Louisa learns the words to a song by the Spice Girls.
Awards: Multi award winning series including Parent Choice & Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.
Format: Multi-region format; Closed caption; approx. running time 30 minutes.
Exempt from Formal Classification: Item13. Community or cultural. A film wholly comprising a documentary record of a community or cultural activity or event.