My seven year old granddaughter enjoyed these emensly. I thought they were worth the price. The main idea that ran throughout the dvd's was that all human life should be valued; the enslavement of humans was wrong, that the disregard of the dignity and rights of Native Americans was wrong, and that the prejudices against nationalities other than your own was wrong. While these are values a Chrisitian can appreciate, I expected Biblical teachings to be expressed to validate them, and they were not evident. Also, it was a little dissapointing to find that Christian life-practices, such as prayer before meals, was not shown when several opportunities existed to do so.
We've been watching this series with our 6 and 8 year old and we all love it! It's crammed full of information on American history I didn't even know! I love how the main characters are young and journalist-types that are quite inquisitive. The series isn't incredibly Christ-centered, which I was kind of expecting since I purchased it from CBD, but it's not offensive either. My only complaint concerning it is the theme song--I don't know what the producers were thinking! And one line in the song specifically says, "I'm looking for a hero to idolize" which gave us a great opportunity to talk about how the only hero we idolize is Jesus.