I have now watched four of the videos from Learn Our History. Four videos! I think that makes me very qualified to post this review. We received the first one for free as a part of their promotion and then we were billed monthly for the next three videos before I felt like I had given the videos more than a fair chance and called to cancel. I really wanted to like these videos!!
I had read several of the negative reviews and decided to take my chances anyway after going to this website. Mike Huckabee is the co-founder of this company and that made it all the more appealing to me. I felt that if he was backing these videos that they must be good.
We have the following videos:
One Nation Under God
The Adventures of Lewis and Clark
The Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving
Columbus and The Great Discovery
Today we watched The Adventures of Lewis and Clark. It was definitely better than the last video. I can't remember the name but one of the characters called another stupid. I know it is not a really bad word but if I wanted them to hear that kind of dialog I would turn on Sponge Bob.
Like other reviewers, I felt like the characters in the stories leave a lot to be desired. There is a country boy who wears overalls with a strong country accent, a mean boy who says mean things all the time, two nice, preppy girls, and a nerdy boy who talks nasally kind of like Steve Urkel from the old TV show Family Matters. What they should have done is created characters like those from the Magic Treehouse. Those two are likeable and believable.
I felt like more time could be spent in actual history than in dealing with the characters who travel back in time.
The animation is not that great. I had read that in other reviews but I was hoping that the content would make up for it.
Maybe their later videos are better. I'm not spending the money to find out though.
You can read more about my Learn our History review here. (This is a site where I get paid to post!)
You can check out more reviews below:
Review 1 from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Review 2 from A Spirited Mind
Review 3 from Homeschool Circus
Review 4 from Debbie's Homeschool Corner