Marshall Publishing is the company that puts out those Lots and Lots of videos, you know the ones, Lots and Lots of Fire Trucks, etc. Did you know those videos are actually very educational? Many of them come with free simple study guides (found in the same place you would purchase the video).
Did you know that they sale videos specific to time periods? Such as Lewis and Clark, Lincoln at Gettysburg, Railroads, America in the 1800s, and more.
We were able to watch America in the 1880s.
This video couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Our primary history focus this year is American History. This is a wide overview of what happened during that time period.
My children were very excited to see that Annie Oakley was on there, since we recently went and saw an Annie Oakley play. It was neat to see Jesse James and Billy the Kid, as we spent some of our summer learning about outlaws. We also learned quite a few new things about this time period, such as The Brooklyn Bridge was built. We are a family that loves many sports and it was really neat to see how sports were played and the difference in safety now-a-days.
One thing my children were disappointed with is that it never talked about Yellowstone. We had recently returned from there and they knew quite a bit about the history of National Parks and that Yellowstone was founded during that time. This was easily overlooked as we were so involved in learning so much. The things that were invented during that time have shaped much of our life today.
There is a simple study guide which goes over each topic covered in this video, that way if you want to expand more on a few topics you can get prepared in advance. There are also some discussion questions at the end of the study guide. You can see the guide here. (scroll down to the bottom)
America in the 1880s is on sale right now for $19.95 and if you use coupon code TOS27 your shipping will be free!
Disclosure: As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew I review products like this, which I receive for free in order to be able to share my honest opinion.