By Diondra Brown,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Inventive, social media-based documentary about Washington.
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
#GeorgeWashington is highly educational, as it examines the life of America's first president in a new way. Viewers will finish the mini-documentary learning lots of new facts about this historical figure.
Encourages creativity in researching and thinking about historical figures. Several experts from different fields share how they worked together to use their knowledge to learn new things about America's founding father, encouraging teamwork and collaboration.
Positive Role Models
George Washington is praised as a positive role model throughout the mini-documentary. Examples of his leadership skills, commitment to preserving history, bravery, and open-mindedness are all featured. There is some diversity in the panel of experts who share their knowledge about Washington.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A quote from one of George Washington's letters references sexual encounters with women as "tasting the forbidden fruit."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that #GeorgeWashington is a mini-documentary that examines the life of the first president of the United States of America in a unique way, through a social media lens. Experts from various fields join together to share their reflections on the founding father's life by piecing together crucial stories and facts from letters to and from Washington. The inspiration for this project came from many Americans' lack of fact-based knowledge about this important historical figure.
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What's the Story?
#GEORGEWASHINGTON is a 12-minute mini-documentary that explores the life of the first president of the United States in a completely new way. Historians and experts use thousands of letters written to and from George Washington to explore his daily life, challenges, and decision making in a uniquely modern way. The documentary imagines Washington's life as a Facebook profile, with posts and conversation threads to highlight important details. Many untold stories are brought to light in this piece that emphasizes the importance of being a lifelong learner.
Is It Any Good?
This mini-documentary puts a fun and inventive spotlight on the life and times of the first president of the United States. #GeorgeWashington guides viewers through many unique aspects of Washington's life in a relatable, social media-inspired manner. This piece makes the founding father seem like a more relatable person, by helping the audience understand his inner thoughts. Visual diagrams and famous paintings create an immersive experience for viewers. The historians and experts don't shy away from ascensive subjects, such as slavery.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about all the important facts experts shared in #GeorgeWashington. What are some new things you learned about the founding father? What was the most surprising thing you learned?
The mini-documentary included a social media-inspired timeline of important events that took place in George Washington's life. What would you put in a timeline of your life?
Do you enjoy learning about history? Which historical figure or time period would you like to learn about next?
- Premiere date: January 1, 2017
- Network: Max
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: History
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: February 28, 2022
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