Ken Burns in the Classroom
Critically acclaimed documentaries re-packaged meaningfully for classrooms
Pros: Clips from Ken Burns' masterful documentaries combined with ready-to-use teaching materials.
Cons: Some of the pre-made lesson materials lack rigor.
Bottom Line: Top-notch documentary clips offer opportunities to expand students' perspectives, but some lesson materials might be underwhelming.
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