Great Indroduction to Countries Around the World
Pros: I use this DVD every year to "travel" around the world with second graders. They love the songs and short introductory videos. This DVD was not meant to be a stand alone video. It is meant to be used as part of a larger curriculum where students are exploring cultures through other media as well. At my school, this includes map exploration, videos about the cultures we are visiting, past and present, and books about each country using fiction and nonfiction. I would recommend this as a great addition to a Social Studies curriculum.
Cons: When you go to the website, this is no longer available to purchase as a class pack, or at all. I purchased the DVD and CD on Amazon and am piecing together the curriculum myself.