Meltrek is collection of animated lessons that teaches children African and African American history more in-depth and from an Afrocentric perspective using hip hop music as a teaching tool. Exploring Ancient Africa is the first episode of the series. The objective of this episode is to teach children that the origins of people of African descent do not begin with slavery but with greatness. Join Bunchie, Percy, Michelle, Jessie and Chen as they travel back in time to explore pre-diaspora Africa. They learn about the history, culture and contributions of various African civilizations. The dvd has a running time of approximately of 45 minutes (the animation is roughly 22 minutes and the bonus content is approximately 23 minutes). This is a great tool for homeschooling and the classroom.