I hate to admit that I really don't know anything about George Washington Carver. I mean, I have heard of him, but I don't really know anything about him.
Well, I can't really say that anymore. I learned a LOT from this movie.
I must admit that when I first started watching this movie I was a little disappointed. I think that is because I didn't really feel like I was watching a movie. It felt more like I was watching snapshots while there was audio playing in the background. I was feeling like this would be better as an audio, rather than a DVD. It was hard for me to focus on hearing what was said. It felt like the audio and the video were competing for my attention.
As I got further into the DVD however it got easier for me to focus, and I was actually very interested in what was being said. I think it just takes a few minutes to get into it. By the end of the movie I was having to keep myself from crying. Don't ask me why, I am just emotional. It was just so awesome to hear his life story. I loved hearing how he felt about money, marriage, and what he thought was important in life. It really made me think about my own life, and how I am living it. It made me want to strive to do better. That is what a good movie, book, etc., should do. And this one does that.
My first misgivings about this DVD have vanished. I felt that even though it was little slow going at first, it was worth watching. I can see how this would be a great addition to a unit study.
It was great to see clips of GWC actually speaking!
You can even find a study guide and complete information about GWC on the website.
I am very picky about what I let my kids watch, and I found nothing inappropriate in this film. This 30 minute film is geared towards grades 4 and up.
I would say that overall I recommend this DVD. I know that at first I wasn't sure about it, but after watching it the whole way through, I am very happy with it. I learned a lot about GWC that I will never forget. (I am purposely not telling you about the movie itself so that I don't spoil it for you :)
Marshall Publishing offers an array of DVD's. I would love to have all of their DVD's, especially the historical ones.
They have DVD's on things like Lewis and Clark, Bridges, Trains, Railroads, the 1880's and more.
You can find George Washington Carver-His Life and His Work at Marhsall Publishing on sale for $19.95. Normal price $24.95.
BUT DON'T ORDER YET because I have a coupon code for you to use! Use the code TOSC1 when you check out and you can get an additional 15% off of your order.
I hope you find this DVD as encouraging and moving as I did. Let me know if you decide to buy this DVD, and be sure to let me know what you thought of it!
And don't forget to check out what the other members of the TOS Crew thought of the GWC DVD. Some members of the Crew also reviewed a DVD about Fire Safety, so be sure to check that out too!
*I have received a copy of George Washington Carver - His life and His Work, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion.
No other compensation has been given to me.*