The video was well-produced, engaging, and offered many different options for spin-off lessons in history, geography, economics, and science.
I have used this video to augment my discussion of communism and socialism and it was extremely useful. Students really get the connection of how private ownership is essential to capitalism.
I love the combination of economics and history.
Oak Harbor, WA
This video was a great way to start my lesson on the Pilgrims. It got my students thinking and engaged. It is a wonderful way to activate prior knowledge.
I loved this video to contrast it with what was happening in Jamestown. The students "get it" after talking about car ownership!
Very good video. Sparked a great deal of discussion about private property and even the concepts surrounding different forms of government.
Ford City, PA
This video can be used not only for economics but also for government. Great video.
La Puente, CA
This teaches an important economic lesson that is unfortunately rarely covered anymore. My students could immediately relate to the broader concept in personal terms (such as siblings having to clean a room together and having one work harder than the other). The video provided a nice, helpful tangent to a worldview topic that we might not have glossed over during our American History class had I not had access to this video.
Dowling Park, FL
This is an excellent video to use when nearing the Thanksgiving holiday. It presents information about the Pilgrims and also a great economic lesson.
I thought it was a good video, so the students could see what Plymouth Plantation really looks like.
Van Wert, OH
Great video, grabs the students attention. The teacher guide is a great help.
This put a new perspective on life in the colonies
I liked the unexpected part about property and how my students actually learned from this and continued discussing the movie.