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Ken Burns in the Classroom: Curated Clips Ideal for History Lessons

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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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