Ready for adventure?
These books are perfect for classroom teachers and homeschoolers who want to introduce kids to world cultures beyond just providing basic country facts and figures. These books introduce kids to the way peoples around the world think and live their lives. At the same time, they are chock full of intrigue, humor, and rich characters so kids don't even realize they are learning.
Our adventure books also serve as great launch pads to teaching other subjects (see workbooks below). Whether you need a world cultures curriculum, reading supplement, writing workshop, or critical thinking training, we’ve got you covered!
This is the third book in our first series of adventure books introducing world cultures. The e-book has been enhanced with pop-up images, recordings of foreign word pronunciations, and an end-of-book quiz and discussion page. Both .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (everything else) files are provided. Each book is written at roughly the 5th grade level, is between 45-55 pages, and concludes with an informative Country Breakdown. As our adventure books have an overarching storyline, it is best to read them in order!
The family next visits the vibrant and bustling Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On his own yet again, Crameye meets a beautiful woman who helps him understand how Brazilians approach the concept of time, and how they are able to truly enjoy life. Moreover, she also gives him hints on how to swagger like a Brazilian. His trip isn’t all fun though, as he deals with an angry Saci-pererê.Saci, a one-legged boy who smokes a pipe and emerges from dust devils to cause trouble, is a character from Brazilian folklore that Brazilians to this day blame when things go wrong. Saci, it turns out, isn’t very excited by Crameye coming into Brazil acting cocky. He decides to make Crameye’s life miserable by foiling his attempts to show off, even stealing his lucky red cap. With the beautiful Brazilian woman and her two sons helping, he is able to defeat the Saci, get his red cap back, and bring some happiness to the beautiful Brazilian’s tragic life.
What will kids learn?
Children will be exposed to a very different way of living and dealing with time. In addition, they will learn about Brazilian folklore, language, flora and fauna, and daily life. They will also be exposed to Brazilian superstitions, pastimes, food, and family units. Children will also be informed of the importance of biodiversity as well as the benefits of living in a melting pot.
Who is Crameye Junker?
Crameye Junker is a 12-year-old living in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. These books were written by Crameye himself as he shares his family's adventures around the world. Along with his kid sister, Buster, and his best friend, Neva, Crameye struggles to understand why his family is always traveling, what his father's mysterious job is, and why he always finds himself in the middle of something amazing. Series One: Initiation follows Crameye on his adventures around the world until the ultimate and life-changing realization of what his family is all about, and the role he must play in his family's mission. These books are full of intrigue, mystery, and humor, as well as introduce the cultures of the world.
Be sure to check out our adventurous workbooks accompanying this book. No matter the type of class you want to use our books in, we’ve got you covered with fun, engaging, and challenging lessons!
Brazil: Got it? ~ Reading comprehension
Getting Wordy ~ Vocabulary-building
Brazil: Work it Out ~ Critical thinking, projects, and country-specific lessons
Brazil: Writer’s Bloc ~ Creative and academic writing
Here are cost-saving bundles of this e-book and its workbooks:
Brazil: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles + e-books)
Brazil: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles only)
Your adventure, your way!
There are many ways to use and enjoy the materials offered by The Adventurous Mailbox on Teachers Pay Teachers. In a nutshell, we offer a series of adventure books, with each individual book having accompanying lessons and workbooks. As our books have an overarching storyline, it is best to use them in order.
Here are a few ideas:
1. You can purchase our Digital Explorer E-book bundle containing all eight adventure books then download lessons to accompany them. You can purchase Academic Adventure lesson bundles for each adventure book, or choose the individual lessons you want to use.
2. You can also purchase Academic Adventure bundles country by country that include individual e-books inside if you want to try one out before committing to the entire series.
4. We also offer subject bundles that include all 8 e-books inside if you want to try just one subject first. Later, you can go back and add subject bundles without e-books if you want to use a new subject.
5. If you are just looking for a wonderful reading supplement for enjoyment, our e-book packages make great gifts!
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