Combines Civics Content with Youth Appeal
Bob978675 | Baltimore, MD | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Standard Deviants American Government DVD set is a useful tool. It presents the basics of American government without stuffiness or bookishness. The refreshing and humorous approach taken in the DVDs appeals to kids and makes the concepts easier to grasp. The treatment of the subject is, for the most part, fair and unbiased (there are a few moments where the producers let their political leanings slide through). Overall, this is a useful tool and I recommend it highly."
JLW | Austin, TX USA | 03/08/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set is geared towards older high school students or college students wanting a review. It moves quickly through a lot of excellent information. It would be good for an individual review where frequent pausing is possible. It is also dated. It doesn't mention the Bush/Gore election in its examples of a candidate winning the popular vote but not the electoral college vote. It also uses Geralidine Ferraro as its only example of a woman running for an executive office. And there's no mention of any minority candidates."