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Liberty's Kids

Grade Levels: 3 - 8
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
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Episodes:

  • Liberty's Kids: Ep.12 - Common Sense

    Witness the power of the written word in Thomas Paine's pamphlet, "Common Sense," which decisively put the colonies on a path to freedom.

    Length: 00:28:53
  • Liberty's Kids: Ep. 13 - The First Fourth of July

    Experience the growing unity of the American colonies as their leaders sign the Declaration of Independence, calling for a separate nation.

    Length: 00:28:59
  • Liberty's Kids: Ep. 38 - The Man Who Would Not Be King

    Be there as Benjamin Franklin and John Adams sign the peace treaty with England, and Washington, horrified by his officer corps' suggestion that he become King, offers his resignation to Congress.

    Length: 00:27:35
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 01-The Boston Tea Party.

    Relive the revolt against "taxation without representation," in which colonists, dressed as Mohawk Indians, threw a fortune in tea into Boston's Harbor. In response, the British Parliament moved quickly, allowing British soldiers to occupy colonists' homes without permission.

    Length: 00:28:59
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 02-The Intolerable Acts.

    In response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament moved quickly, allowing British soldiers to occupy colonists' homes without permission.

    Length: 00:28:52
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 03-United We Stand.

    Stand with Samuel and John Adams at the First Continental Congress as they protest Britain's "Intolerable Acts" law and see the British close Boston Harbor.

    Length: 00:28:59
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 04-Liberty or Death!

    Witness Patrick Henry's famous "Give me Liberty or give me death!" speech stir the South to the cause of freedom.

    Length: 00:28:53
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 05-The Midnight Ride.

    Ride with Paul Revere and William Dawes as they spread the word that the "British are coming!"

    Length: 00:28:59
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 06-The Shot Heard 'Round the World.

    Move onto the battlefields at Lexington and Concord as the Minutemen "citizens taking up arms" embark on the Revolutionary War and fire "the Shot Heard 'Round the World."

    Length: 00:28:53
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 07-Green Mountain Boys.

    See Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga in New York, spreading the cause of war beyond New England.

    Length: 00:28:58
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 08-The Second Continental Congress.

    Follow the formation of our first national army and George Washington's appointment to lead the new force.

    Length: 00:28:53
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 09-Bunker Hill.

    Show students the precious gains and overwhelming losses of the first major battle at Bunker Hill, which brought the American cause much needed momentum.

    Length: 00:29:20
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 10-Postmaster General Franklin.

    See how communications in the colonies were substantially improved through the creation of a national postal service under the leadership of Benjamin Franklin.

    Length: 00:28:31
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 11-Washington Takes Command.

    Travel to Boston with the formidable General George Washington as he takes command of the colonists' army.

    Length: 00:28:59
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 14-New York, New York.

    Follow Washington's early losses in Long Island and Kip's Bay, which nearly broke the spirit of America's troops.

    Length: 00:28:53
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 15-The Turtle.

    Encounter the rise of Yankee ingenuity against the British fleet in New York.

    Length: 00:28:59
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 16-One Life to Lose.

    Chronicle the efforts to end the war through the failed peace conference between British Admiral Howe and Americans John Adams and Benjamin Franklin and view the capture of American spy Nathan Hale.

    Length: 00:28:53
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 17-Captain Molly.

    Meet the courageous Captain Molly and learn how she fearlessly assisted in America's fight for freedom.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 18-American Crisis.

    Sail for France with Benjamin Franklin to negotiate a treaty with the French while General Washington continues his losses with the catastrophic surrender at Fort Washington.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 19-Across the Delaware.

    Accompany Washington in his famous re-crossing of the Delaware River and take part in the surprise attack and victories in Trenton and Princeton.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 20-An American in Paris.

    Benjamin Franklin arrives in France and discovers he is a celebrity and the American cause is appealing to the French.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 21-Sybil Ludington.

    Follow courageous 16-year-old Sybil Ludington as she defiantly travels across Westchester County to help the rebels' cause.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 22-Lafayette Arrives.

    Witness the courage and skill in battle of 19-year-old Marquis de Lafayette, who is virtually adopted by General Washington and distinguishes himself at the Battle of Brandywine Creek.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 23-The Hessians Are Coming.

    When American General Horatio Gates defeats Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold does not receive the recognition he feels he deserves as the true battle hero.

    Length: 00:28:47
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 24-Valley Forge.

    Encounter the hardships of war as General Washington and the Continental Army endure a horrible winter at Valley Forge.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 25-Allies At Last.

    Transport your students to France for the signing of a treaty committing France to help America fight the Revolutionary War.

    Length: 00:28:48
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 26-Honor and Compromise.

    Chronicle the states' struggle to unite politically and General Washington's efforts to secure victory at the Battle of Monmouth.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 27-The New Frontier.

    The cruelties of war are exposed in this look at the tragedy of the Shawnee Indians, caught between the forces at war and senselessly decimated.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 28-Not Yet Begun to Fight.

    Across the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of England, witness the valor and bravery of John Paul Jones, who defeats the British Serapis even though he is wildly outgunned.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 29-The Great Galvez.

    Reflect on the contributions of one of the great men of the Revolutionary era: Spanish Governor Galvez, who captured Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Mobile from the British.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 30-In Praise of Ben.

    Reflect on the contributions of one of the great men of the Revolutionary era: Benjamin Franklin, whose life, genius, and accomplishments were dedicated to improving the good of humankind.

    Length: 00:27:33
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 31-Bostonians.

    Learn about the inspiring Adams family - John, Abigail, and John Quincy - and their seminal contributions to the fledgling new nation of America.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 32-Benedict Arnold.

    Learn about Benedict Arnold's actions to pursue his own personal gain, which led to the greatest act of treason in America's history.

    Length: 00:27:32
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 33-Conflict in the South.

    Follow the trials of General Nathaniel Greene as he leads British General Cornwallis on a six-month chase through the South.

    Length: 00:28:48
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 34-Deborah Samson.

    Meet the courageous schoolteacher Deborah Samson, who masqueraded as a man and enlisted in the Continental Army, and learn about the personal sacrifices of women in the American Revolution.

    Length: 00:27:37
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 35-James Armistead.

    See how Virginia slave James Armistead overcame tremendous obstacles to play a pivotal role as both spy (on Benedict Arnold) and double agent for America, giving false information to Cornwallis.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 36-Yorktown.

    Watch the climactic siege and decisive American victory at Yorktown, virtually assuring victory for America.

    Length: 00:27:36
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 37-Born Free and Equal.

    As the war ends, the struggle for justice continues with slaves suing for their freedom. Massachusetts leads the way by abolishing slavery.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 39-Going Home.

    Experience the exile of loyalists to the English King, who are forced to leave their homes in America and follow the slave escape to Canada.

    Length: 00:28:49
  • Liberty's Kids. Episode 40-"We the People".

    Show how our nation's Constitution and first government were forged during these trying times and laid the foundations for an innovative compromise on legislative representation.

    Length: 00:27:32

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