How The West Is Fun

"How the West is Fun" is a series of children's television programs on the history and culture of the West. Featuring middle-school-aged hosts fast-paced production techniques zany skits and spoof commercials the program is designed around kids' sharpest skill at this age - their sense of humor. Young students often have trouble relating to the past and How the West is Fun helps them make the connection.

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Gold Rush

American Indian Culture


Gold Rush
 (No. 104)
Four Montana middle school students learn what it must have been like to be a gold prospector in the 1860s. As they pan for gold they learn about gold's chemical and physical properties. (First Aired Sunday, April 25, 1999)