THE 20th CENTURY
BOXED SET: 10 programs on 2 double-sided DVDs
Those themes—science and invention, the land’s changing face, race relations, labor and industry, class struggle, cultural advances, immigration, politics, and war—are shown in motion picture footage (some famous, some rarely seen) and explained by historians and other experts. Good pacing, stopping points at topic changes, and clear narration make this film and photo archive an ideal tool to spark research, initiate units, or invigorate textbook readings. Programs are easily adaptable for different grade levels, styles of learning, and lesson types.
5 and up
Color and black-and-white
60–110 minutes each