The History of America in the 1880's

Did you know at one time traveling from one coast of the US to the other coast in just 7 days was considered fast?! I didn't either that is until we watched The History of America in the 1880's from Marshall Publishing. By the way, that mode of travel was via train. When my kids heard this, they were shocked that 7 days was considered fast!  This was just one of many interesting facts we learned by watching this award winning dvd that we were given to review.

What was great about this dvd was that it wasn't your typical boring history video of monotony & lack luster pictures. The video was just 60 minutes long and you could either watch it in one sitting or break it up to study it in segments. The information was portrayed in reenactment, actual photos and impressive drawings from that time period. This decade in history is often overlooked due to lack of wars or anything major that happened. A few of the many other tidbits covered in this video was the building of the Brooklyn Bridge (that had a pedestrian walk way down the middle), the Washington Monument, Buffalo Bill as well as an included bonus feature of the life of Alexander Graham Bell.

We were intending to sit down one day & just watch the whole dvd not knowing exactly what all it involved. After about 10 minutes, we realized how chock full of information was in the video. My kids wanted to stop the dvd and do some googling & more in depth research of a few topics at a time before watching more of the video. In fact, included with this dvd is a study guide that includes facts, a timeline & comprehensive questions.

 The video states it's intended audience is for 4th grade to adult but I think anyone would enjoy watching this fascinating glimpse into our history. The History of America in the 1880's is normally priced $24.95 but is on sale right now for $19.95. If you use the special code that I was given for my readers of TOS27 you can get free shipping! If this topic isn't your cup o'tea, check out the other dvds they have made in a similar format; Oregon TrailLewis & Clark, & Penguins.

As a member of the TOS crew, I was provided this product at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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