Saturday, October 29, 2011

TOS Review: Marshall Publishing--George Washington Carver DVD

Video-schooling frequently takes place in our home. Any chance I have to use videos to enhance our studies, I'm very pleased.

George Washington Carver has long been one of our favorite historical characters, so I was eager for the chance to review this video with the kids.

From the website:
Born into slavery and reared during the Reconstruction years in the South, George Washington Carver struggled through poor health, poverty and prejudice…to become a great benefactor, not only to his people…but to his country as well. Carver is known in history books as the “peanut man” – for his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton. As one of the world’s foremost experts in agriculture and horticulture, Carver, through his research and teaching at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama practically reinvented land management in the South. He is said to have compiled a list of over 300 uses for and by-products of peanuts such as cosmetics, dyes and paints, plastics, gasoline and nitroglycerin.

But his work as a creative scientist stretches far beyond that endeavor. He marveled at the world around him and his ability to inspire those closely associated with him may well have been one of his greatest lifetime achievements. As a living example of the importance of hard work, a positive attitude and a good education, Carver was instrumental in changing the stereotype of the time that the black race was intellectually inferior to the white race.

Here then, is the story of Carver’s life…a life that should not be forgotten, for it is full of hope, meaning and inspiration.

A while back, in our core curriculum, we did a unit on George Washington Carver.  We really enjoyed this video (which is very well done, I think) as a review of that unit study. I am sure you will find the video very informative.

Marshall Publishing has many other videos: fire trucks, trains, animals, jets and planes! Be sure to check them out!

I am pleased to tell you, my readers, that Marshall Publishing is offering a discount of 15% off when you order George Washington Carver--His Life and His Work, normal price: $19.95. With coupon, code TOSC1, only $16.95 (plus shipping and handling).

Contact Information:



Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc.
123 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: 888-300-3455
FAX: 224-238-3531


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