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Have you heard of the America the Story of Us DVD series by History.com?
We received our complimentary education edition earlier in September and love it. And I must say, it’s perfect timing!
We are studying American History this year and have thoroughly enjoyed our history curriculum. But let me tell you, this folds right into our Sonlight History curriculum perfectly.
Not only is the DVD expertly done, there is a ton of information and resources available on the History.com website to go along with it. The site includes:
- featured segments from the DVD
- featured articles
- Teacher’s Guide
- Family Viewing Guide
- Classroom Guides for each episode
The guides have been extremely helpful to me and I’ll admit, I’ve learned a good deal as well.
Some scenes of war are graphic and I suggest you watch the DVD and read the guides, both the teacher and the family, prior to watching with your child.
I have been incredibly impressed at how my son has readily integrated his lessons from our History curriculum and how the DVD has reinforced lessons he’s learned.
He’s now asking to trace our family history as far back as we can. And anything that gets an eight year old interested in genealogy wins in my book, especially when that isn’t really the topic of the segments at all.
I think he just wants to see if any of his ancestors wore the powdered wigs.
Hmmm… maybe I’ve found my Halloween costume.