We have been using this weekly in our home and have been loving it. My husband goes to work in the late morning so we’ve been watching this all together as a family which has been pretty cool and lead to some great discussions. After the video, if there were extra videos or links and any pictures that are shared on the page we’d look at those or watch them. Like this weeks extra had the reading of George Whitfield’s “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” that we read aloud. For a previous week there were some short videos where Randall Niles, one of the writers for Drive Thru History Adventures, read some of history’s greatest Thanksgiving proclamations. Then we also have what are called Side Roads for some of the weeks, which talk about a particular pertinent historical event in a little more detail – like the Boston Massacre. As I also mentioned there are Discussion Questions which can be printed out for your older students or done as a family recapping what you’ve learned from the episode. My eldest is in 9th grade so she gets to work on the printed worksheet and my younger two (about to be 9 and 12) answer the questions orally.
We are also looking forward to the new courses that are in the works! My children … well our whole family … has really enjoyed learning history along with Dave Stotts. He certainly knows how to make history come to life again!