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 fourth 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!
With Neva far away and no new mission from his dad, Crameye is in a funk. After taking a walk through the crazy streets of Thailand, he comes to a quiet lane where, absentmindedly, he walks straight into a wall. For the rest of the story, you aren’t sure if everything is a dream, hallucinations from the heat, or is actually happening.After coming to, a Buddhist monk sets Crameye off on a path to get out of his funk. After being instructed to only follow the right kind of energy, Crameye pretends he understands and, with a chip on his shoulder because Neva is so far away, sets out. This energy leads him into a tiger infested jungle where, in the end, Buster and a friendly monkey have to come save him. Then, learning the right energy to follow, he meets a different group of tigers that help him understand how everything and everyone are really connected. But then, waking up in a hospital with a bandage on his head, he isn’t sure if his adventure really happened… until that is, Buster reminds him that he owes her one while propping her feet up on his hospital bed.
What will kids learn?
Children will be introduced to Buddhism and some of its major beliefs. Specifically, they will read about the idea of being connected to other living things and following paths of energy. They will also learn about a monk’s daily life and the history of Buddhism. Additionally, they will learn about Thai history, constitutional monarchy, food, language, and optimistic way of living, as well as the local plants and animals.
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!
Thailand: Got it? ~ Reading comprehension
Thailand: Getting Wordy ~ Vocabulary-building
Thailand: Work It Out ~ Critical thinking, projects, and country-specific lessons
Thailand: Writer’s Bloc ~ Academic and creative writing
Here are cost-saving bundles of this e-book and its workbooks:
Thailand: An Academic Adventure (lesson bundles + e-books)
Thailand: 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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