This is a viewing guide for the History Channel's miniseries The Men Who Built America. A separate video guide for each episode is included. I also sell them separately for 99 cents a piece.
The Men Who Built America is a great series for a discussion of Gilded Age entrepreneurs. The series reveals the personalities behind the moguls, giving a decent background regarding their attitudes and approaches. It includes interviews with both historians and prominent modern capitalists, helping viewers understand the motivations behind the moguls. Additionally, it elucidates the techniques they used to rise to prominence and fits them into their larger socio-historical context (don't worry - I don't use words like that in guides intended for high schoolers!).
The viewing guides are designed to keep the kids' attention throughout the videos, emphasizing elements that are important for them to remember. Questions are designed to be approachable by both advanced and struggling students. Each video guide includes an "after watching" question. These questions require students to activate their higher order thinking skills (you could delete these question if you wished, or use them as catalysts for class discussions).