|When the Elm Street Detectives Club needed a new clubhouse, Anna, Michael, and Erin decided to do it right—right after their cardboard hideout fell apart in the rain. In this informative, hands-on video, three preteens meet with a general contractor to get a taste of the basics of home construction and then, with his help, build themselves a real clubhouse. When they’re done, the detectives have a simple yet durable structure they can be proud of, while viewers benefit from a concise, easy-to-understand overview of the building process and a capsule history of home construction in the United States.
One 11-minute video. © 2001.