A .pdf teacher’s guide is included on each disc and contains a full script of the episodes, discussion questions, quizzes, additional activities, recipes, and more for each country. A mini-unit can be quickly pulled together with the use of the materials provided on the DVD, or the film can be used as a supplement to any geography or social studies curriculum. I do recommend some time between the discs; due to the similarities in culture, climate, and many other factors between these Spanish-speaking countries it is easy for elementary-aged students to mix up the facts they’ve learned and attribute them to another of the nations they’ve recently studied.
All in all, these new additions to the Families of the World series are wonderful additions to the educational DVD collections of educators, libraries, and ambitious parents everywhere. I know that my children are invariably curious about the lives of other little people like themselves - it’s this curiosity that drives the opportunities for education found within each disc. I’m very pleased to use this natural desire to learn more about other children to develop a good general overview of the lives of other families around the world.