Menu
Jump to content
ATTENTION: Forums search will not work until re-indexing is completed. Please follow these instructions for search

What's with the ads?

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

roanna

History Detectives

Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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/opb/historydetectives/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.

 

Roanna

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & RECEIVE A COUPON FOR
10% OFF
We respect your privacy.You’ll hear about new products, special discounts & sales, and homeschooling tips. *Coupon only valid for first-time registrants. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Entering your email address makes you eligible to receive future promotional emails.
0 Shares
Share
Tweet
Pin
×