We read “Meet our New Student from Zambia” and we learned that Zambia is a landlocked country and that it was once not even considered a country, but simply a land that hunters from many different areas used. Slavery was a big issue in Zambia, and a missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, who was spreading Christianity in China came to southern Africa to stand up against slavery. His three keys to helping Africa come out of the fist of slavery are Christianity, commerce, and civilization. During the 1980s, the disease of AIDES spread and is still prevalent to this day. There are the “Big 5” animals to be seen in Zambia: lions, elephants, leopards, cape buffalo, and rhinos. As soon as the sun begins to rise, the people of Zambia start singing. Many people walk around singing without even realizing it! Houses outside of the city are made of clay and thatched roofs and are mainly used for only sleeping.
Can you guess Zambia’s favorite holiday, sport, and board game? It’s Christmas, soccer, and checkers!
After we read our book, the kids got to use Legos for a STEM project: create the Earth’s layers!
When we got back to the library, we read two more stories on EPIC (Walking for Water and 111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl)!