Full Series Bundle | America: The Story of Us | Documentary Video Guides
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Here is a brief description of what episode covers in this Full Series Bundle | America: The Story of Us | Documentary Video Guides
- E01 Rebels: Explore America’s founding, focusing on the Revolutionary War and the struggle for independence from Britain.
- E02 Revolution: Examine the innovations and ideas that powered the Industrial Revolution, transforming America’s economic landscape.
- E03 Westward: Investigate the westward expansion of America, covering the Gold Rush and its impact on the nation.
- E04 Division: Explore the causes and consequences of the Civil War, addressing issues like slavery and states’ rights.
- E05 Civil War: Explore the key battles and strategies that shaped the Civil War and its societal changes.
- E06 Heartland: Learn about the development of America’s heartland, including the role of cowboys and the impact of the railroad.
- E07 Cities: Analyze the rise of American cities, focusing on industrialization, immigration, and urban challenges.
- E08 Boom: Explore the economic boom of the early 20th century, discussing the Roaring Twenties and the stock market crash.
- E09 Bust: Understand the factors leading to the Great Depression and how America dealt with economic hardships.
- E10 WWII: Explore America’s role in WWII, considering aspects like the draft, propaganda, and societal shifts.
- E11 Superpower: Investigate key moments shaping America in the 20th century, such as the Cold War, societal changes, and technological impacts.
- E12 Millennium: Discuss America’s future, discussing the role of innovation, social issues, and global responsibilities.
Here are my tips for using this in your classroom:
- Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
- Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
- Pause throughout the episode and help students if necessary
- Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
- Discourage students from simply copying answers
- If needed, and if time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie for additional analysis
- On average, completing this video guide will require about 6o minutes.
Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:
- Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
- Create an assignment for your students
- If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod and then create assignments
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