George Washington Carver was a man of such character that his life is studied as an example some 68 years after his death. Yes, he was a brilliant scientist. Yes, he was also a wonderful teacher. But the reason we, as human beings made in the image of our Creator, are drawn to George Washington Carver is truly due to his character. And the character of Mr. Carver cannot be separated from his concept of God Almighty.
I say all that to tell you about a product I received (free of charge for review purposes) from Marshall Publishing ~ a DVD entitled "George Washington Carver - His Life and His Work". This 30 minute DVD gives viewers a overview of the unique and fascinating life of George W. Carver beginning in his childhood and continuing until his death in 1943. Of course, 30 minutes is not sufficient to examine all of his life - but 30 minutes is enough to pique a student's interest and is a terrific place to start a study on the life of George Washington Carver.
The DVD itself was filled with George's quotes and even has a recorded segment of him speaking. My kids were shocked at the sound of his voice - it was nothing like they imagined! It contains images of his laboratory and the museum in his honor at Iowa State University (which was not the only college he attended, by the way - a remarkable feat for a man born into slavery!). His great accomplishments for farmers in the south are explored and of course his work with peanuts is discussed!
Marshall Publishing is offering a 15% discount for TOS Product Review Readers - simply use the coupon code TOSC1 to receive the discount. The item # for "George Washington Carver - His Life and His Work" is KVFD-106 and you can visit their website at www.MarshallPub.com.
The DVD "George Washington Carver - His Life and His Work" retails for $19.95 (but would cost $16.95 after applying the 15% discount). Of course, Marshall Publishing has a wide variety of products available for purchase at www.MarshallPub.com, including an excellent selection of curriculum options about fire safety, which many of my fellow Crew mates were able to review. To read what they had to say, click HERE. Some other DVD's that caught my eye include "Lincoln at Gettysburg - The Battle & The Address" ($19.95, 60 mins.) and "The Historic Expedition of Lewis & Clark" ($19.95, 35 mins).
As a historical figure, George Washington Carver has left an impression on me that stands with the likes of Amos Fortune, the Wright Brothers, John and Samuel Adams, and General John J. Pershing. A thorough study of his life will be a blessing to you and your children, and will influence and encourage you for many years to come. Taking the time to study people of solid character is something homeschool parents understand; the benefits that come from virtuous living are some of the most important lessons we will ever teach.
Be blessed in your homeschool adventure and thank you for taking the time to read my review!
Day 126 done :)
Jan L. Burt