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.
Rubber in the Congo – King Leopold of Belgium is getting richer and richer by forcing Africans to take rubber from their old friends – the rubber trees. The African Ancestors have decided that this needs to stop, and the Garvey Cubs are there to help!
Bahia – Everybody on the billboards looked happy drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. But the Garvey Cubs and the Doctor they met had a smarter, healthier idea!
Jim Crow – Black folks were marching every week, protesting in America’s Jim Crow south. Marching and singing. When the Garvey Cubs brought small music players and earplugs from the future, the “music” changed the goals of the march!!
Kerma – The King and Queen of Kerma loved to hold sailboat races between the villages near the Nile River. But the boat that won all the races seemed to be moving a little too fast! The Garvey Cubs want to know why!
Mohenjo Daro – The Garvey Cubs meet a man who loves art and math so much, that he has created “MathArt” all around his house. The Cubs love math too, and the children of Mohenjo Daro love to play outside. Can the Cubs use some sleepy rhinos to combine play and math for the local children?
"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!"