August 6, 2022

History Week Night In South and Central America (8-6-2022)

by Chompers

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Tonight we're back exploring the history of SOUTH and CENTRAL AMERICA!

Where to Listen



>> Rachel: Welcome back, it’s time for more Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!


>> Rachel: It’s History Week and today we’re exploring the history of South and Central America!

Lets jump in our time machine.


>> Rachel: I’ve landed in Guatemala about 40 years ago. I’m in the street along with many people marching. One woman stands out-- she’s wearing a colorful robe and seems to be one of their leaders. They are chanting about farm workers’ rights. 

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>> Rachel: -but don't brush too hard. 

So Time machine, who is this woman?

TIME MACHINE: Rigoberta Menchú.

>> Rachel: Rigoberta Menchú is an activist who helped farmers from Guatemala come together and ask to be treated fairly. Things weren't always easy, but she continued to speak and write in support of farmers in Guatemala. And she received a Nobel Peace prize for her efforts to bring them peace.

Switch to the bottom of your mouth…


>> Rachel: -and keep on brushing 

Here’s your next travel back in time:


>> Rachel: Oh, I’ve landed only a couple years ago. I’m on a plane. I’m flying over a beautiful rainforest. I can hear the birds. This is Amazonia.

As I look down I see people looking back up at me. They seem really surprised 

Time machine, Who are those people?


>> Rachel: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>> Rachel: -and brush in little circles around each tooth.

An uncontacted tribe is what we call a group of people who have not met other groups of people very often - and they definitely don’t have the internet! That means they keep a separate history from the rest of the world.

They don’t know about the history of the world and we, the rest of the world, don’t know much about their history either. Many people and governments work to protect them so they can continue to live on their own in the rainforest. 


>> Rachel: That’s it for Chompers tonight. You did a good job brushing. Until next time…

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit.