Mankind: The Story of All of Us Part 9 Video Guide - Pioneers
Episode description (from the History Channel): Mankind continues to advance technologically, learning how to master nature. In North America, Siberia and Australia, ancient traditions are swept away in the name of trade, commerce and science. Within a hundred years, the irrational fear that produced a witch trial in Salem gives way to a very rational cry for freedom. American revolutionaries confront a mighty empire. The battle for the modern world begins.
This video guide was originally designed for middle school students but could work for older students as well.The guide has twelve questions total - about one question every four minutes.
I try to pick important information for the questions and space them out so students must pay attention but do not have to write so much that they can't enjoy the video.
The Mankind: The Story of All of Us DVD set is available on Amazon or individual episodes can be purchased on iTunes.