This Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories Pack includes 25 audio stories. Each story is detailed below.
Luba – The Luba King likes the video camera the Garvey Cubs brought him from the future. And so does his cat! But soon, some very strange things begin to happen in his kingdom. Why is a small cat chasing a zebra?! And why is a zebra chasing a big mean lion?! Have the animals gone crazy??!!
The Berlin Conference – Berlin, 1886. The Garvey Cubs arrived in Berlin Germany just when a room full of European men agreed to how they would “carve up” Africa to take for themselves. The Garvey Cubs call upon the ancestors to help them stop this terrible crime against the people of Africa.
Boomerang –When the Garvey Cubs go back to old Australia, they find the Black aboriginal natives trying to save their land from the Europeans. Is there something inside that boomerang that can help? Be careful!
Answer Bowl -Nigeria’s top students enter a tournament to see who is the smartest. They are all very smart, but can any of them answer the tournament’s final question correctly?
Saggin‘ – When the Black boys sag their pants low, Mr. Jackson and the Garvey Cubs know it’s just the latest style. But when the pants go too low, there may be a problem. Let’s hope they’re not in a hurry!!!
Bemba – Which child has the best memory in the land of the Bemba? The Garvey Cubs meet a very, very polite girl, and convince her to enter the contest. Is it better to be polite or smart…or both? Don’t forget what you should always remember…
Sidama – A young local boy always claims that everything he has is bigger or better than everyone else’s. What happens when what he claims actually comes true?
Team K – The Marcus Garvey Cubs go the Youth Brains and Sports Festival in Haiti. There are teams from everywhere: Nigeria, Barbados, Mozambique, Brazil and other places. But who are these African youngsters from Team K (Kemet) ? The Cubs intend to find out!
South Carolina – When the Cubs visited the old south, they immediately found themselves in the back of the bus. But a trip to the beach gave them an idea of how to “reverse” the situation! With the Garvey Cubs’ imagination and the African Ancestors’ power, anything is possible!
Zulu – When the Garvey Cubs go back to the old Zulu nation, the British are violently trying to take control of this African nation. The Zulu warriors are ready to fight to the end with their spears and shields! The Cubs have an idea that might help…SMILE!!
But We Saw You! – Billionaire singer/rapper ZJay Black flies the Cubs to three African countries on his private jet. But some very strange things happen when they get there! Are some of the Garvey Cubs playing tricks on each other, or is this a case of mistaken identities? Only ZJay Black knows for sure.
Native Americans and Friends – In old America, free Africans and the native “Indians” sometimes worked and fought together, so they could all be free from the Europeans. The Cubs met two men who both were half African and half Native “Indian”. Winter was coming, and blankets were scarce, but the Cubs were able to give the chief and his people some very important advice!
Africa for the Africans – When African farmers are being pushed off of their land, so that big companies can use it to make money, the Garvey Cubs have to find a way to help the farmers keep their land! They can’t do it alone, so they ask their friends to help them stop the machine!
Ongamo – When the Garvey Cubs go back and visit Mount Kilimanjaro, they want to share what African history they have learned with the people there. But the crowds are so large, they have to find a way for them to all see and hear what the Cubs have to show. OH, NO!!! RUN!!! Smoke is coming out of the volcano inside Mount Kilimanjaro!!!
The Movies – The Garvey Cubs visit a school where the teacher is taking the students to see two movies, and there will be a test on the stories shown in the movies! The Garvey Cubs go with them to the movies, but are too tired to stay awake during the movies. But can they still pass the test? Hmmm…there’s more than one way to “know” the story!
Barbados – The Cubs came to Barbados just in time to meet a big hurricane! See what good things happen when the Cubs and a boat captain help people after the storm – and do it from their hearts!
Kemet Pyramids – The Garvey Cubs get to Kemet (Egypt) and see the African master builders working on the great pyramids. Can the Cubs use their computers to design and build a small pyramid as good and exact as huge pyramids of Kemet? Find out what happens when the African masters check their work!
Greece – The Garvey Cubs meet two men who are Greek students, studying under the African masters of Ancient Kemet (Egypt). But when the men get back to Greece, they find trouble. The Cubs then travel to Greece to help them “voice” the truth!
Los Angeles – For the Garvey Cubs who lived outside of the United States, a trip to Los Angeles was a big surprise! They never thought they would see homeless people there. But it wasn’t long before they figured out a way to help do something about it!
Maryland – In America, the free Africans who escaped to the mountains of Maryland wanted to send letters and notes to their friends and families still down on the slave plantations. The Africans on the plantations had to learn to read at night, but it was too dark in their slave huts. The Garvey Cubs (and their flying friends) had an idea…!
Who’s British?? – “Bradford” and his father are Africans that the Garvey Cubs meet while visiting London. They are very proud to call themselves British, and even have fake British accents! But are they really only “British in their own minds”? They will soon find out!!
Oromo – A smart little Oromo boy loves to learn. He always turns in his homework! But one day, the wind blew his homework away, out of his hand! But the Garvey Cubs have an idea that will still impress the teacher…
Gang O’ Thugs – No thug can stay a thug, once that African knowledge hits them!
Lesotho – The Boers have come from Europe to claim the southern African land of the Blacks. There is plenty to share, but the Boers want the best for themselves. The Africans will have to fight them, and the Garvey have ideas from the future that may help. The Boers can’t believe their eyes!
Numidia – Whew!! What a long walk every day for the people of Numidia just to get water! The Garvey Cubs find an easy way for them to get water without much work! But that creates a new problem to be solved…
"The average story is between 15 and 20 minutes. We have intentionally made them a little longer than our children are used to. Our children are of the "video game" and "rapid action" generation, so chances are, their minds may drift when first listening to a long story (especially younger ones). Don't be discouraged! Be patient and use techniques like:
- Stopping the story part way (before attention wanes) and discussing what they heard or liked or predict will come next, then continue; or
- Having them listen 30 minutes before bedtime, and tell them they can stay up a few minutes longer to talk about the story (children love excuses for delaying bedtime!) Mainly, be patient. It won't take long for their minds to strengthen to a higher level of concentration.
"You will find the results are worth it!"