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.
Kuba – Everyone in the Kuba kingdom was preparing for the running and swimming races when the Garvey Cubs got there. The Cubs wanted to be in the races too and they brought their “Air Jefferson” sports shoes. Can those shoes help them run faster than the Kuba children, or do the Kuba children have something just as good…or better??
Assin – Africans stolen from home went across the ocean to work their whole lives as slaves. How can the African kings and chiefs find out what really happens to their people when they cross the Atlantic Ocean? The Marcus Garvey Cubs have a plan.
Courage – When the Garvey Cubs get to Mississippi, they find out that one of their heroes, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, has just been beaten up by the police. They can’t believe how much courage she has! But can the Cubs find a way to pass her courage on to other people? It’s magical!
The Nandi – When the African Nandi warriors fight the British to keep their own land, how can they win against the British guns and canons? The Garvey Cubs have an idea that may help their African cousins. Oh… and the mountain lions like it too!
Takrur – For years, King Sumag did a dance that everyone loved! He called it the Sumag Stomp! But he was now getting tired of it and wanted something new. The best new dance ideas came from a place that he didn’t expect!
"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!"