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THIS IS AMERICA, CHARLIE BROWN:
THE GREAT INVENTORS
SUBJECTS — U.S./1865 - 1913; Science - Technology.
Age: 8 - 11; Not Rated; Animated; 24 minutes; 1989; Color.
In This is America, Charlie Brown: The Great Inventors, the Peanuts gang reports on the burst of American inventiveness at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The focus is on Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. (Children will enjoy this film even if they are not familiar with the Peanuts characters.)
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to This is America, Charlie Brown: The Great Inventors will help parents and teachers introduce Edison, Bell, and Ford and to the way in which our lives have been changed by the light bulb, the phonograph, the telephone, and the automobile.
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This is America, Charlie Brown: The Great Inventors is an excellent introduction to the age of invention.
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Describe what life would be like without the telephone, without the recordings of music, without the light bulb, and/or without the automobile.
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