RECOMMENDED AGE: 6 and up SKILLS: AMERICAN HISTORY
The Ken Burns Civil War documentary is a very successful television mini-series.
Won an Emmy Award.
Ken Burns: The Civil War documentary review
Ken Burns: The Civil War is probably one of the best documentaries that you can get. It was actually a very successful television mini-series that got millions of viewers interested in this period in US history and it won an Emmy Award. This documentary is great not only because it teaches about American history but also because it literally plunges viewers back in the time of the conflict that divided the nation, with images, music and narratives that evoke this era. If you think history is boring you will be amazed how engaging and captivating this documentary is.
Skills developed: learning American history
By watching the documentary, children learn about the American civil War.