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Drive Thru History: American History, Special Edition 1-6 (2009)

Dave Stotts , James Fitzgerald Jr.  |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dave Stotts
  • Directors: James Fitzgerald Jr.
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: ColdWater Media Inc
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0982228309
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,007 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I just wanted to let you know how much we have enjoyed your Drive Thru History videos. We have the America DVD and the Rome-Greece-Turkey-Asia DVD set. Our 12-year old daughter watches them over and over. - --Kim

Just wanting you to know how much our family is enjoying the DTH videos. Our homeschool group here in BC bought them and they are a hot item! Each and every episode leaves all of us almost speechless and amazed. The way you have all interwoven the geography with both world and biblical history is amazing. - --Suzanne

Absolutely the best historical dvds for teens ever. I am 38 and I enjoy them. Entertaining, funny and informative. What a fun way to learn history! --E. Youngstrom

Product Description

From ColdWater Media and your highly-entertaining host Dave Stotts comes a new Drive Thru History series on American history. See first-hand some of the places where our founding fathers risked their lives to shape this great nation. Join us for a journey packed with information and fun as we discover the story behind The United States of America. It will be an adventure you find yourself watching over and over with the kids.

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drive Thru History: Fun and educational! April 6, 2009
By J. Y.
Format:DVD
Our family enjoyed watching this DVD set very much. David Stotts is awesome at putting in "spontaneous" humor, yet preserving a serious attitude for the meaningful moments. This is a great way to get kids interested in history. Also, the focus is on the truth about the religious beliefs of our founding fathers. This series was really interesting in that it went back to the European and Asian roots of how and why America was explored. There is a hilarious segment in the additional footage area about a soldier having a contest to eat an apple fritter. This is a very enjoyable DVD set, and an enjoyable series overall. Fun and educational!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best history show ever! August 6, 2009
Format:DVD
The way this show teaches is amazing... mixing humor, with travel scenes to actual historical sites, and leaving in all the history that some "pc" schools have to leave out. I didn't really know much about the founding of our nation until this series. Thanks so much!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drive Thru History Rocks May 21, 2009
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Drive thru history totally rocks. I love the fact that it's history but it talks about what was going in in Christianity at the time being covered on each dvd. For the American series it's cool how we see our nation was Christian to begin with. Especially how the founding fathers were men of prayer who were in the Bible and sought the Lord often when drafting the documents that formed our nation.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for ages 5-12 May 5, 2011
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The episodes of Drive Thru History are great. There is so much relevant and exciting history in one 30 minute episode that they must be watched several times over.

The actor, Dave Stotts, tells a story from history by traveling to the specific places where the story actually took place. For instance, telling the story of Christopher Columbus, Dave travels to Europe where Columbus received his sponsor and attained his three ships to make new discoveries. Dave Stotts makes sure not to leave out any details either. While telling the story he quickly brings up other relevant information in regards to the main theme. This would be so the viewer knows how and why some things happened the way they happened.

I would recommend Drive Thru History because it is accurate, relevant, and told from a Christian perspective. The recommended age group would probably be for children 5-12 years of age. Adults and teenagers would get a lot of great information, but might also find it a bit silly. Children younger than 5 might find it funny and possibly entertaining, but may not get much out of it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I HIGHLY recommend the Drive Thru History (DTH) American History, Special Edition Serie, Ep.1-6 & 7-12, as well as ALL the Drive Thru History Programs. Dave Stotts has done an excellant job making history come alive, as well as make sense. I've always appreciated history, but never in my 60 plus years of life, enjoyed learning it, until the Drive Thru History Programs. I stumbled across his program, when he first started on TV. His narrative made learning history fun for me, as well as connected history together, which may be the biggest difference. History text books did much to dry up my interest in History, where the DTH series woke up my desire for learning & understanding history. Great Job Dave & your fantastic team! Thanks for also providing a school program that will stimulate children (and adults) to understand our world's past. We have ALL the DTH DVDs and have purchased many as gifts.
Drive Thru History DVD's have always been appreciated gifts...All Programs/Episodes/Series are winners!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drive Thru History is fantastic! June 10, 2009
Format:DVD
We have been watching Drive Thru History on TBN for a couple of years and recorded both series. Since we can no longer play VHS on our new TV for some reason, we will probably be getting the American History series on DVD. I highly recommend this product. Dave Stotts keeps your interest with his "goofy" humor as he tells the tale of America. Keep up the good work, Dave, and let us know when the next series starts up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History Made Fun Yet Still "Meaty" August 17, 2012
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Most history programs either satisfy the professor types and bore everyone else; or are too watered down with fluff and entertainment. I don't know if any other history series does as good a job as this one in finding the right balance. One of my favorite aspects is you don't get the same old stuff we've heard a hundred times before. Of course not everything is breaking news, but there's a lot fresh perspective and facts many historians ignore because of the religious nature in them. Dave doesn't come across as an uneducated host reading cue cards. You can tell he knows history and is passionate about it. What is most enjoyable for me is Dave's connection of events. He has a knack of "connecting the dots" as it were with history. It's history without a biased agenda, which is refreshing. I'm a fan!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I HIGHLY recommend the Drive Thru History (DTH) American History, Special Edition Serie, Ep.1-6 & 7-12, as well as ALL the Drive Thru History Programs. Dave Stotts has done an excellant job making history come alive, as well as make sense. I've always appreciated history, but never in my 60 plus years of life, enjoyed learning it, until the Drive Thru History Programs. I stumbled across his program, when he first started on TV. His narrative made learning history fun for me, as well as connected history together, which may be the biggest difference. History text books did much to dry up my interest in History, where the DTH series woke up my desire for learning & understanding history. Great Job Dave & your fantastic team! Thanks for also providing a school program that will stimulate children (and adults) to understand our world's past. We have ALL the DTH DVDs and have purchased many as gifts.
Drive Thru History DVD's have always been appreciated gifts...All Programs/Episodes/Series are winners!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Birthday gift - was very well liked by nephew.
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Y
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as funny as I thought it would be
It is educational and accurate. I like that it is God based. He does throw silly little tidbits in for a laugh but my 5 year old who loves history and 7 year old didn't enjoy it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sunflower0607
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series on American history
My son enjoys learning about history and Dave Stotts does a great job of making learning fun. I highly recommend the Drive Thru History series. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Hollie S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best history lessons on DVD for kids we have ever seen
Our kids ages 6 and 8 loved these lessons. There was a lot of information and facts so it may overload some kids. However it is broken up a lot and given in a fun way. Read more
Published 6 months ago by miranda stroud
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I am so glad I purchased this it was entertaining and all around just real great History lessons (even for grown`ups).
Published 7 months ago by S. Buskirk
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation from a friend
Haven't received any feedback yet, as this was given to my 8-year-old grandson for Christmas. He is very interested in history and had requested a history book for Christmas. Read more
Published 8 months ago by zeekatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun with history!
This is a fun way to learn American history! My 14 year old son loved this! After each episode, we ended up digging into history even more to learn about the people and places we... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nicole L. Herda
5.0 out of 5 stars GW meets Fast and Not so Furious?
After seeing another episode of "Drive Thru History" on "Video On Demand", we purchased this video as a supplement to our home school curriculum. Read more
Published 9 months ago by tnj+5
5.0 out of 5 stars History made enjoyable
The DVD's are set in real places and are not cartoonish. Dave Stotts is a great host and holds both kid's and adult's attention.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars love them all
We have been using drive thru history as a review or recap of our history lessons. The girls love the break from book learning/discussions. We love the way Dave does these. Read more
Published 16 months ago by seriously
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Drive Thru History America special edition
Hi Lenda,

The Special Edition you are referring to is a repackaging of the individually sold DVDs on American History. Same thing. :)

Josh
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www.coldwatermedia.com
Jul 25, 2011 by Josh Taber |  See all 2 posts
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