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 fifth 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 reader gets to go along with Crameye this time as he uses his genius phone to dictate things as they happen. After first being whisked away by his mom deep into Athens, he has chats with Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle before having a long talk with his mom about the role of philosophy.The next morning, he wakes alone up in the hotel where he and his mom stayed, with just a note from his mom telling him that he needs to find his way back to their villa, and find out who he is along the way. Crameye has no choice and begins his odyssey home, which mirrors the path taken by Odysseus in Homer’s classic. Once he makes it back, his work is not done, though, as three others have come to the villa claiming that they are in fact Crameye Junker. A contest is then set up to determine who is the real Crameye Junker.
What will kids learn?
Children will learn the foundations of Western philosophy and the differences between the big three (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle). More, they will learn how they are responsible for much of Western culture. In addition, modern Greek life and superstitions are introduced, as is its history and politics. It may also be fun to study how Crameye’s trip home compares to Homer’s classic.
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!
Greece: Got it? ~ Reading comprehension
Greece: Getting Wordy ~ Vocabulary-building
Greece: Work It Out ~ Critical thinking, projects, and country-specific lessons
Greece: Writer’s Bloc ~ Academic and creative writing
Here are cost-saving bundles of this e-book and its workbooks:
Greece: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles + e-books)
Greece: 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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