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Full Series Bundle | America: The Story of Us | Documentary Video Guides

Original price was: $19.99.Current price is: $9.99.

This Full Series Bundle | America: The Story of Us | Documentary Video Guides are a great addition to your social studies curriculum or can be used as an emergency substitute activity. This series bundle could easily be used a full unit, or a month of lessons, assuming that 3 episodes were shown and discussed each week.

Each resource consists of 9 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

Will this bundle meet my classroom’s needs?
Check out the free video guide for E01 Rebels here!

This resource is meant to supplement the viewing of the History Channel’s Documentary Series:
America: The Story of the US – Rebels – Episode 1 see the listing here on IMDb.

This resource consists of 9 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

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History | Social Studies | US History | Film Guide | Film Worksheets | Movie analysis worksheet | Film study guides | Movie discussion questions | Film review worksheets | Movie comprehension questions | Film analysis activities

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:

  1. Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
  2. Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
  3. 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
  4. On average, completing this video guide will require about 6o minutes.

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    1. Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    2. Create an assignment for your students
    3. 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[2] and then create assignments

Full Series Bundle | America: The Story of Us | Documentary Video Guides resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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Get a feel for these movie guides and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well:

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Original price was: $19.99.Current price is: $9.99.