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 sixth 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!
Crameye begins to learn the truth about his dad’s job, his family, and everyone’s strange abilities. This adventure begins when the family gets an emergency message while in Taipei, and then must rush off to Zanzibar to handle a terribly important situation. Everyone is tense, and Crameye can clearly sense danger. Once in Zanzibar, and after learning Neva was unable to come, Crameye is off on his own to explore Zanzibar and then Tanzania, while Buster and Neva’s little sister Thor head out with a guide to explore the wildlife of the Serengeti. On his adventure, Crameye meets a boy who looks a lot like him, and who also seems to have an amazing gift of languages. Soon, the two are approached by a young man who asks them for a ride to a remote village. The other boy declines, but Crameye takes him to where he needs to go.As it turns out, the young man needed to go to a Masaai ceremony where he was to become a warrior. After witnessing the dramatic rite of passage, Crameye is called to certain coordinates by his mother. There, he rejoins his family and comes face to face with the evil Sonia who has a plan to wipe out the Masaai culture. After foiling her plans with the courageous help of A-yi and the plant-healing powers of his baby brother, they get tragic news that Thor has been kidnapped.
What will kids learn?
Children will be walked through a Masaai rite of passage, as well as learn about the daily life of the modern Masaai. They will also learn about Swahili, the histories of Zanzibar and Tanzania, and of course, the spectacular wildlife. They will also be exposed to how in Tanzania, Muslims, Christians, and local religions have coexisted in relative peace.
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!
Getting Wordy: Coming Soon
Tanzania: Got it? ~ Reading comprehension
Tanzania: Work It Out ~ Critical thinking, projects, and country-specific lessons
Tanzania: Writer’s Bloc ~ Academic and creative writing
Here are cost-saving bundles of this e-book and its workbooks:
Tanzania: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles + e-books)
Tanzania: 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!
We are social, are you?
Pin with us on Pinterest
Follow us on Facebook
See some of our travels on Instagram
Follow us on Twitter