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The Men Who Built America Viewing Guides - Complete Series

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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).
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45 Minutes

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great questions - kept students focused.
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On  March 24, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great! This saved me time from doing it myself!! Awesome for sub plans and/or to use when preparing to teach modern history.
On  March 24, 2014The Chronicler answered:
Glad it worked! Thanks!
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On  February 3, 2014,  Buyer said:
This was a great introduction to The American Dream and Of Mice and Men; the series really got my students thinking, and these questions guided them seamlessly from one episode to the next. Very thorough. Thanks!
On  February 18, 2014The Chronicler answered:
Thanks for the compliments. I love this series, too.
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Great tool to keep the students engaged in the videos.
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On  January 12, 2014Gary Purinton (TpT Seller) said:
Great so far, used one, will be using the rest soon.
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My students love this series. I'm glad that you made the questions!
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I'm glad they worked for you!
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Perfect questions for the series! thank you!
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On  November 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you for this. It is a great companion to the series.
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great resource!
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It's great for getting kids to buckle down and watch the video.
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My goal exactly.
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Kids really have shown improvement since I have incorporated this series and your viewing guides. Thanks!
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That really makes me happy! I'm glad it works as well for you as it does for me.
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On  October 29, 2013,  Annemarie S. said:
I am very excited to use this in my class. I love this mini series and was dreading the thought of writing questions for each episode. This is so thorough and I love it!!!
On  October 29, 2013The Chronicler answered:
Thanks! It's nice that you noticed - that's my best work, IMHO.
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On  October 13, 2013beyond the book (TpT Seller) said:
Very thorough. It's nice to have the answers too as I will be having a sub show the video.
On  October 14, 2013The Chronicler answered:
Exactly how I've used it on occasion. I'm glad it worked for you!
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Very usable product to supplement a valuable film series
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On  October 9, 2013Leanne Reaves (TpT Seller) said:
Great resource! My students had to really think about what they were seeing/hearing during the eposides. Also, the last few questions they answer after the video worked great.
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Perfect! I'm very glad it worked. I love using those last questions as discussion questions.
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I am using this study guide with a group of home schooled teens and it is a great resource. It provides us with many topics for discussion. Thank you.
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On  September 29, 2013Jessica Sentell (TpT Seller) said:
Great resource for the series. I had used the series in my course before, but was trying to get ideas on how to hold the students accountable without assigning (and grading!) a ton of reflective essays. Then I came across this resource - just what I was looking for!
On  October 5, 2013The Chronicler answered:
That describes exactly what I aim for when I write video guides. Thanks.
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My students loved this series when it came out last year. Thank you for your guide, it will save me prep time.
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Loved this series and was so excited to show my 8th grade us history class. You guide not only saved me time but provided the kids and me a great avenue to discuss. Great great questions.
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Great questions in this guide..will save me a lot of prep time! thanks!
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On  January 25, 2014,  Andrew B. asked:
2 questions: 1) Discovery Channel has a new series "Klondike"...any plans to do anything for that? 2) I have pressure from supervisors to have material "common core aligned"; any plans to add standards to your viewing guides? or at least...new viewing guides?
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On  January 25, 2014The Chronicler answered:
I've been working on the Big History series at present. It's been pretty slow, since I'm working on my certification in economics at present, too. I haven't decided what guides to do after that, but I'll give Klondike a watch. I usually shy away from series that deal with specific events because I can't use them in class myself (I teach mostly survey courses).

For common core alignment, I'll get my executive assistant [read: wife] to work on getting things aligned to specific standards.
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On  January 22, 2013,  Jody S. asked:
Does this complete series include all 8 episodes of The Men Who Built America?
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On  January 22, 2013The Chronicler answered:
Yes, it does include all 8 episodes - questions and answer keys.
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