Source: Africa: "Savanna Homecoming"
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This video segment from Nature/National Geographic describes the life of Flora Salonik, who moved from the city of Arusha to her husband's remote village called Kijungu. After 11 years, Flora travels back to the city to modern conveniences and her family. But soon after she arrives she discovers she prefers her life in Kijungu and decides to return. It is hard for her family in Arusha to understand why Flora chooses a life so different from their own, but Flora has found happiness among the Dorobo people. Learn more about Flora's story in the three-part video series that includes "Flora's Motivation" and "A Hard and Lonely Life."
Social studies, geography
The following Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions are best suited for middle school students using this video in an English language arts lesson. Be sure to modify the questions to meet your students' instructional needs.
What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?
Frame (ELA) What are character traits?
Focus (ELA) What character traits do we see in Flora?
Follow Up (ELA) Why is it important to be able to recognize the traits of a character when viewing a story?
FLORA: ‘I really wanted to come back to Kijungu.. I feel a Dorobo.. My sisters didn’t understand how I could live here.
There’s no transport, no hospitals… But I am happy here...because of the land...I want to live here because this is my life..People say it is a hard place to live, but my home is here.’
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