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#1 roanna

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Is anyone else using this as a fun history addition? My son is crazy over it.

We don't have a TV so we watch only what is on the internet. Every show usually has something from the Civil War or WWII. He's a bit addicted. He has an amazing memory so this should make for fun conversations with adults. Today was a bit hard because there was a segment about the KKK.

It's for adults obviously, so the level is not dumbed down for children, which is nice considering it is hard to find interesting history things for an inquisitive child.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

I love the show, but it's hit or miss with DD. It did not occur to me to look online for episodes, but that's even better than catching it on TV, since we can pick and choose more easily.

One thing I really like about it as an educational tool is their approach to learning more about an object. They consult a variety of sources, discuss different types of bias in the historical record, etc. Good stuff.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

I love this show. Haven't tried my kids with it. She just turned 5 so it might be a little beyond her. I am looking forward to using it though. It is excellent to teac about research methods

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

My son wants to watch the Titanic picture frame episode over and over and over again. I told him ...pick a NEW show!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

Oh, I'll have to record this! My son would love it. He's a history buff.

#6 roanna

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

Boscopup,

If you have a computer you can watch a ton of episodes of your liking instead of waiting for them to air. http://www.pbs.org/o...ectives/videos/

There are also a few interesting science/history on their education wing "NOVA" which I am sure you probably know about but I watched one that was very interesting about a huge plot of mammoths, sloths and mastodons found in Colorado recently.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

We just watched all the colonization/Revolution segments online last month, to go with our American history block. My 9yo loved it and begged for more. My 4yo enjoyed most of them, but some got to be too much talking for her.

Good stuff!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:24 AM

My son wants to watch the Titanic picture frame episode over and over and over again. I told him ...pick a NEW show!


Ohhhh my son would freak. He loves anything Titanic. I'll have to find that one.

I think he would go for History Detectives. He loves history. I never saw it though.

Thanks for posting about it!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

If you can't find it I linked it for you.

http://www.pbs.org/o...eo/2264466371//

I think, after watching so many of these, that this one has some of the most interesting science tools used.


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