Teacher Guides for Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West Completed and Posted on PBS Learning Media
The mission of the Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc. (“WHEF”) is to educate Americans about the history of their country. To that end, the WHEF has employed Dr. Jan Lanham, who holds a PhD in Education, to create standards-based teacher guides for each one of the Witnessing History film productions. The first teacher guides that Dr. Lanham produced were for Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West. Using the natural breaks in the film, she created a chapter-by-chapter teacher guide for it that is 77 pages in length. The guide may be used to teach anyone from grade four through Advanced Placement in high school. WHEF film editor, Chris Yelton, broke the film into chapters of anywhere from ten minutes to fifteen minutes each. The film, reconfigured into separate chapters, is now posted on the PBS Learning Media website, along with the teacher guide. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can now print the teacher guide and watch each chapter of the film totally free of charge. No wonder in the first month of the posting of the Daniel Boone teacher guide and film chapters on PBS Learning Media, more than 600 people accessed it.
The next film to be posed in January 2019 will be Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union. Stay tuned!