This Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories Pack includes 5 MP3 Downloads. Stories can be purchased as a set or separately. Each story is detailed below.
Going to Get Bread – When the Garvey Cubs meet a young boy in old Harlem, his mother sends him out to get bread. A lot of things happen along the way, turning this ordinary small errand into an extraordinary learning experience!
Ashanti – The British want more and more and more African gold! Can the Garvey Cubs and their “fishy” friends help the Africans keep more of their own gold in Africa?
Imhotep – The Garvey Cubs travel back to ancient Kemet (Egypt) – hoping to meet the great African multi-genius Imhotep. It takes a while, but when they do meet him, he shows them a skill that no one ever knew he had! The man can do it all!
Jamaica – The free Jamaican Maroons wanted to free their African brothers and sisters still down on the plantations. They need help from the African soldiers from the neighboring free nation of Haiti. The Garvey Cubs work to find a plan to help. Oh…did I mention that Tana can talk to dolphins?
Anc Mali – When the Garvey Cubs go to old Mali and the libraries of Sankore, their computers can’t read or translate all the old languages that the books were written in. Could it be that their teeny, tiny friends can help where computers can’t?
"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!"