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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

#Homeschool DVD Worlds Together Cuba - Review

The DVD featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of a review. This post has not been monetarily compensated. Please note that, as always, the opinions reflected in this post are my own.

Are you a homeschool family?  I have homeschooled my children since 1989.  I have watch many documentaries with my children over the years, but never one on Cuba.  Would you like to share the best of what Cuba is all about with your children?  Then Worlds Together Cuba is a DVD that you should get.

The Republic of Cuba is comprised of many islands in the Caribbean spanning hundreds of miles, but in less than 30 minutes you can take it all in thanks to Worlds Together Cuba, the newest title in the DVD series from Master Communications, landing on DVD September 9, 2014, just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2014).

Worlds Together Cuba takes you on a whirlwind tour of the intriguing nation known as the Pearl of the Antilles. The country includes the main island of Cuba, the Isla de le Juventud, several archipelagos and over 4000 smaller islands and islets. Its economy is comprised mostly of agriculture, with an abundance of sugar plantations, tobacco farms, maize fields, mangoes, pineapples, coffee and rice.  Cuba has many wonderful theatres, museums and churches throughout its beautiful cities, including the capital city of Havana, one of the oldest in the Americas. The country provides free education for its citizens from kindergarten through University and free day care for children seven and under.  You’ll learn all this and so much more … and you won’t even need your passport!

My Review: This really is a nice documentary.  It highlights the major points of Cuba without discussing any government policies.  It does give children a nice perspective of the people of Cuba.  Cubans are just like you and me.  They want to have fun, eat good food, and enjoy their lives.  Worlds Together Cuba accomplishes this.  I highly recommend this video for homeschoolers, but I would also have the lesson plan contain some important aspects of the Cuban government.

Also available Sept. 9 in the Worlds Together series are Ecuador, which provides an overview of one of South America’s most diverse countries, and Colombia, which takes you throughout the beautiful and fascinating country, from the colonial jewel of Cartegena to the backstreets of Bogota and through the sprawling Amazonas region. Viewers can choose either a Spanish or an English track for these three new releases.

The Worlds Together series originated out of the travels of photographer/songwriter Elmer Hawkes.  The series visits some of the most remote places on Earth, examining topics ranging from history and culture to sports and cuisine and giving viewers an up close and personal introduction to cultures quite different from their own.  Each title introduces facts about the various climates, languages, religions, wildlife, architecture, agriculture, ethnicities and more. Other titles in this series include West Africa, East Africa, Ethiopia, and Tibet.

Each 25-minute World Together DVD title includes a teacher’s guide with more detailed information about the country, quizzes and more. For more information and to purchase these and other Master Communication titles, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit

Worlds Together Cuba can be purchased directly at the Worlds Together website for only $29.99. 

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