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This intriguing series puts a fun spin on history, giving viewers brief history lessons related to particular artifacts.
Violence & Scariness
Historical footage and photos often depict violence like murders, explosions, and war scenes. Narration can be graphic as well and includes some gory details about people's deaths.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this captivating educational series offers a unique perspective on history by investigating legendary artifacts like Einstein's brain, the Lone Ranger's mask, and the world's first microwave. While the tales are both fun and informative, some of the show's subject matter (tales of murder, war scenes, and real-life disasters like the Challenger explosion) is too graphic for young kids.
Is It Any Good?
History's Lost & Found is good family entertainment for tweens and up -- but the graphic nature of some stories makes it an iffy choice for young kids. Tales of murder, war, and disaster include historic video footage and photos that could be disturbing, as could heart-wrenching descriptions of real-life events. For example, in a story about Lizzie Borden the narrator details how a murderer used an ax to chop off her mother and father's heads, and the broken skull of one of the victims is shown.
So if your kids are sensitive, it might be a good idea to glance at each episode's topics in advance. But potential violence aside, the fast-paced series offers an unusually intriguing glimpse at history, so if your tweens can handle the tougher bits, they'll likely be as captivated by the show as you are.
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