Schoolhouse Rock! - America Rock [VHS]
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Schoolhouse Rock! - America Rock [VHS]
Once upon a time kids learned many of their school lessons in the three-minute episodes of Schoolhouse Rock. These educational cartoons came on during the commercial breaks of the less-than-edifying Saturday morning fare in the 1970s, and despite their healthy content, kids stayed glued to the screen to sing along to the somewhat psychedelic cartoons. Countless children hummed their way through social studies. The Preamble to the Constitution is much easier to remember when it's set to music. And everyone who saw the cartoon remembers how a bill becomes a law ("Oh, I'm just a bill, a lonely old bill, sitting here on Capitol Hill"). These and eight other shorts make up America Rock, a 30-minute program that will stir patriotism and teach kids a bit of history. Whether you're an adult who remembers fondly his Schoolhouse Rock days or a parent trying to help a child with school, this selection will have you singing that "knowledge is power." A bonus cartoon of "My Hero Zero," performed by the Lemonheads, is included at the end. --Jenny BrownSee all Editorial Reviews
Top Customer Reviews
My two year old little girl loves to sing along and although she doesn't realize it yet, she's learning. Maybe someday when she's in High School she'll thank me for getting her Schoolhouse Rock.
It was one night in Concord when an unknown soldier fired the "shot heard round the world" starting the Revolutionary War. This incident is one of the most important in American History. Schoolhouse Rock's comic version of this historic event is very awesome, and I highly recommend it for the following reasons. Firstly, the song has a very catchy tune and lyrics, which will keep a lot of kids humming historical events all day long. Also, the comic mentions all of the most important battles, such as Bunker Hill and the Hessian surprise attack. In addition, it mentions turning points like Bunker Hill, first shot at North Bridge (however doesn't include Saratoga, Trenton, and Princeton). The historical accuracy of the comic is very important in making sure viewers retain the correct information. As well, if someone has never learned anything about the topic of the Revolution they can still get a basic understanding of what is going on. Finally, the pictures, like that of George Washington, make the comic irresistible to all younger viewers. Schoolhouse Rock's The Shot Heard Round the World was an outstanding comic, for all viewers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love all the School House Rock Collections. I wanted them on DVD but they either only pick out the most favorite ones, for instance, in some of the Multiplication Rock DVDs they... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charmaine McKay
ANOTHER VHS DINASOUR!!!
I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING THIS ON DVD BUT NO!!!! VHS!!!
WHO HAS A VHS MACHINE ANYWAY???
Huge disappointment as I failed to catch the item was a VHS and useless as VHS remains outdated in most homes these days. Read morePublished 20 months ago by PA Johnson
I always enjoyed the School House Rock series when I was a kid. Of course, the series had been out for some time before I saw them on VHS. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Khali Anderson
No, the School House Rock segments are not all correct, nor are they right on the money, when it comes to History. But, you have to realize, they were never meant to be. Read morePublished on December 27, 2006 by Brannon
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