Parents' Guide to

The States

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun American history snippets for tweens and up.

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While historically contentious issues like integration are mentioned, more recent hot topics -- like gay marriage in Massachusetts -- are absent, revealing a possible tendency toward a controversy-free, upbeat perspective. That said, parents can feel confident letting tweens and teens watch The States, knowing that they're getting a dose of history that will go down easily. Still, very young viewers might be disturbed by stories about the Civil War, slavery, hangings, and conflict with Native Americans. And parents might want to supplement the show's lessons with their own perspective or encourage kids to do more research.

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