In our home, we are a bit quirky. We love documentaries. Grab a bowl of popcorn, get comfy and enjoy! From documentaries on how eyeglasses are made to biographical documentaries of the presidents, we love a good documentary. When Marshall Publishing provided the opportunity to review a DVD on the life of George Washington Carver, I knew it would be appreciated in our home.
George Washington Carver: His Life and His Work is a 30 minute DVD that takes you through the life of Mr. Carver. From being born into slavery to his work as a creative scientist, we are taken through his life and are introduced to his achievements, his character and his challenges.
I found it interesting to discover information like why Mr. Carver never married, that he always wore a flower in his lapel and that he never used the name Washington. Mr. Carver was a great example of diligence and dedication in spite of the obstacles placed in your path and the DVD did an excellent job of presenting this.
George Washington Carver: His Life and His Works is recommended for 4th grade and up. The content is not objectionable and our little ones joined us during our viewing. However, the information presented is at the level recommended. While the DVD was enjoyed, my older children were not presented with new information. Various readings they had done on George Washington Carver had already given them what was discussed in the DVD. So if you have already studied Mr. Carver, this DVD might not be a wise purchase. If you are just beginning a study of Mr. Carver, this time period in history or scientists, it would be a worthwhile purchase.
Make sure you take a peek around Marshall Publishing. They have several historical documentaries that could enhance your studies. They cover topics such as: Lincoln at Gettysburg, The Historic Expedition of Lewis and Clark and more. They also have DVDs for the younger students such as Lots and Lots of Fire Safety Songs and Safety Tips. The Fire Safety DVD was reviewed by Crew Members as well.
So when you head over to the Crew, make sure you check out reviews on both products!
Disclaimer: As a member of TOS Review Crew, I received a complimentary copy of this product for review. No compensation was made. The opinions/thoughts expressed in this post are my own.