What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- part-whole relationships
- collecting data
- personal growth
- academic development
Engagement, Approach, Support
Videos can help visual learners and history novices better understand key concepts. The site could use more interactive elements, and kids may lose focus during some of 30-plus-minute films, but shorter videos should draw them in.
Topics span from early America to the Reagan era. Written materials are scarce, and kids don't get feedback or many challenges, but the films provide a good overview of key historical events.
There are lots of links to related government, museum, and other websites. There's an About page with some guidance, but no specific help section.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
- Families can talk about verified vs. unverified information. How can you tell if information is factual or not?
- How many sources do you think are needed to ensure that something's true, history-wise? If it depends, on what does it depend?
- Discuss time lines and how some of the events featured on the site influenced each other. Can your child identify any chain reactions during past eras, starting with an event that caused later occurrences?