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Our Home Away from Home: An American Family's Experiences in a Rural African Vil
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Our Home Away from Home: An American Family's Experiences in a Rural African Vil

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When the Carrier family moved from Indiana to a rural Kenyan village, they had some idea what they were getting into:dramatically reducing their personal possessions, living without running water or electricity,  engaging in a lot more manual labor, and communicating in a largely unfamiliar language, to name just a few of the anticipated changes. Their African journey has been an adventure like no other, and they want to share with you the observations they've made and some of the lessons they've learned in the transition.

This book, written to children, invites them to expolore the culture of Kenya and compare it to the familiar "American way." It is designed to be not only informative, but also personally challenging to one's perspective of life in a developed versus developing nation.

This ebook includes follow-up questions and activities at the end of each brief chapter, as well as additional worksheets and activity pages at the book's completion: Venn diagramming, story mapping, and work with prefixes, just to name a few.

This is ideal to include in a lapbook or unit study on Kenya/Africa or makes a great supplemental reading and activity for social studies.

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File Last Updated:
November 09, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on November 09, 2013.