• Preview the video before presenting it to your class. Is the vocabulary appropriate for your group? What ideas need to be explored so that they can purposefully watch the video?

  • Consider selecting shorter segments from the one-hour video to present to your class. Look for sections focused on ideas you would like to explore with your students.

  • Before your students start watching, introduce the program or segment, and direct their viewing by asking a question that they will find the answer to as they watch. Consider assigning individuals or groups to focus on one area of the video — such as colonial days, transportation, people, etc. and following up with a report at the conclusion of the video.

  • Consider stopping the video at certain points to discuss points expressed in a certain section, or to emphasize an idea.

  • Review together what they have seen. Do any of the students need to see the segment again to review some of these points?

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