studying incentive, when you reach a gummybear, you get to eat it. I've been studying wrong my whole life. -this might work as a reading incentive for the kids too (especially for those tough chapter books!
http://goafrica.about.com/od/peopleandculture/tp/Top-10-Myths-About-Africa.htm this article is so damn true,and as a Ghanaian American, I'd literally sneak this into every social studies classroom textbook I could. Not to be preachy, but some of the stuff you here people of solidly Western-y backgrounds say gets REALLY old after awhile.