Jomo and Mata
Jomo and Mata - Storybook
Promote understanding and respect among brothers and sisters. Jomo is four years younger than Mata. Little brother can't hope to match Mata at digging into the dry earth with his feet and tusks to find underground water. Jomo might just as well rest in his brother's shadow and play a tune on his trunk. But when the riverbed dries up, thirsty Jomo learns that digging a well is sometimes more important than besting his brother. The dramatic Jomo and Mata video features the sprawling vistas of the East African savannah and its beguiling inhabitants, and the storybook's colorful endpages present a host of facts about the African grasslands. The teaching guide activities include assembling a Swahili picture dictionary, classifying animals of the savannah, and creating warrior shields in the Masai tradition, and many other carefully-designed projects.
Jomo and Mata will help you:
- Look at family life among the giants of the land
- Investigate the important issue of sibling rivalry
- Promote an awareness of the uniqueness of each student
- Explore the land and inhabitants of East Africa
"Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4." —Small Press Magazine
Author: Alyssa Chase
Illustrator: Andra Chase
Key Concept: Sibling Rivalry
Details: 32 pp.
Age Group: Grades K-4