Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this fascinating series celebrates family ties, the indominatable human spirit, and the inherent similarities within the human race. In other words, it's a great choice for families of tweens and teens and might just inspire you and yours to embark on your own genealogical journey into your family's past. The show's content is mostly worry-free for all ages, but younger kids lack the historical foundation to understand discussions about troubled periods like the Holocaust and slavery. If they take an interest, though, the series is an excellent starting ground for exploration of topics like history, sociology, and religion.
No active violence, but many of the stories touch on violence as it relates to particular times in history, including the Holocaust, American slavery, and the Salem witch trials. In these cases, stories, pictures, and drawings give viewers a sense of how violent acts like hangings and beatings were executed.
No cursing, but multiple uses of "Oh my God" as exclamations in each episode.
The series celebrates the interconnectedness of the human race, drawing surprising links between the participants and their families' ties to important times throughout history. Each family story ties into some aspect of world or American history, so the show puts a human face on the triumphs and tragedies that make up modern-day history lessons.
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