Ken Burns: The West DVD 5PK

5 Disc DVD

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In this panoramic documentary, Stephen Ives reveals the American West stripped of its Hollywood mythology, yet with intense drama and larger-than-life heroes and villains. The series portrays the impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers, and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land. Packed with vivid imagery and personalities, The West reveals the triumph and tragedy of America's drive to become a continental nation.

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  • Length: 707 minutes on 5 Discs
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Stereo: No
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Subtitles: No
  • Production Year: 1996
  • Country of Origin: United States

Episode Details:

Beginning before the arrival of the first Europeans and extending into the 20th century, The West teaches middle school and high school students about Native American tribes, Spanish explorers, American pioneers and homesteaders, and the steady expansion of the United States across the continent.
The series presents an inclusive history with perspectives from Native Americans, white settlers and cowboys, Hispanic explorers and landowners, Chinese laborers, and African-American sharecroppers.
The accompanying curriculum package offers nine interdisciplinary classroom lessons and activities to help students think critically about history and to create media projects of their own.
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The videos present an inclusive history covering Native Americans, white settlers and cowboys, Hispanic explorers, and others.