The Fairfax Network is offering an assortment of educational DVD’s for educators (including homeschoolers) about subjects like rocket-propelled flight, Martha Washington and the American Revolution, absolutely free — shipping included.
The videos, which are aimed towards children at different grade levels, focus mainly on the subjects of flight and Mt. Vernon. The Fairfax Network is based in Fairfax County in Virginia.
The Flight School series includes:
Program 1: Inspired to Fly
Introduces the principles and practices of early powered flight
Program 2: Higher, Faster, Farther!
Explores revolutionary innovations in flight speed, distance, and aviation technology
Program 3: Blast Off!!!
Examines the history of rocket-propelled flight, the space race, the lunar landing, and the space shuttle program
Program 4: From Above
Explores what flying above the Earth teaches us about the planet and its inhabitants
The Mount Vernon programs include:
First in War: George Washington and the American Revolution
Explores how Washington’s leadership was instrumental in securing American independence.
History Meets Hollywood
Explores the positive and negative results of portraying historical figures and events through popular film
History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World
Explores the music of Pre-Revolutionary America that George Washington would have heard on the battlefields and in the ballroom
Nation to Nation
Explores whether Washington’s Indian diplomacy and policies set the stage for 19th century American policy
Educators highlight online primary source documents that can be used to teach students about George Washington
The Real Martha Washington
Examines America’s first first lady’s incredibly full and vibrant life
Seed to Table: Farming at Mount Vernon
Profiles George Washington as a farmer and a businessman
Shaping the Presidency
Looks at George Washington’s impact on defining the office of the president
Slavery at Mount Vernon
Examines the lives of the enslaved community at Mount Vernon and Washington’s changing attitudes toward slavery
The DVD’s are produced for public schools and cable networks in Virginia. My husband spoke to a representative and asked if we would qualify, as Minnesota homeschoolers, and he was told yes, they are offered to educators anywhere in the U.S.
We ordered a half dozen of the DVD’s and they arrived today. So far, they seem interesting and well done.