Master Communications sent me the Worlds Together Ethiopia DVD for review on my dad blog. This title isn’t one of those animated shows that is fun for your kids to watch. However, the DVD is educational and interesting. Ethiopia (Worlds Together) is a great addition for your DVD library — especially if you’re homeschooling your children. I love it because the DVD shows my kids how lucky and spoil they are compared to people in Ethiopia. It gives them a new perspective on things. Hopefully, they’ll whine less often now. I can dream, can’t I?
Ethiopia is actually one of three titles in the Worlds Together series. The other two titles are East Africa and West Africa. Future countries include Cuba, Tibet, Ecuador and Colombia. The titles are suitable for children and family of all ages, and are only 25 minutes long. The three Africa titles will be available on September 4, 2012. They have a suggested retail price of $29.95 each.
I watched the DVD with my two oldest kids. We found the DVD interesting and learned some things about Ethiopia. Before I watched the DVD, I thought Ethiopia was one big desert. In reality, parts of the country is lush and green. There are also cities, buildings, cars, restaurants, and hotels. One thing that didn’t surprised me is that some Ethiopian parents work far away. They only see their family twice a year. While they are away, grandparents and older siblings take care of the kids. I would be sad if I could only see my children twice a year.
Worlds Together Ethiopia Synopsis
The Worlds Together series, originating out of the travels of photographer/songwriter Elmer Hawkes, visits some of the most remote places on Earth, examining topics ranging from history and culture to sports and cuisine and giving viewers an up close and personal introduction to cultures quite different from their own. Learn about the various climates, languages, religions, wildlife, architecture, agriculture, ethnicities and more.
Then, in Ethiopia, travel to this country — twice the size of Texas — that is believed to have the longest archaeological record on Earth and to have been present at the dawn of creation. It’s also been linked to the mysterious Queen of Sheba. With many areas lush and green, the region has also suffered many droughts, but the economy is still dominated by agriculture. Featured cities include Harar, Addis Ababa, Gonder and Lalibela, the last featuring 800-year-old Christian churches, some carved into volcanic rock.