My Favorite Things: Liberty’s Kids

If you are a teacher in grades 4-8 and you teach about the American Revolution, you should be using Liberty’s Kids, an excellent television series from PBS. This 40-episode series tracks the events leading up to the Revolution, documents the causes, provides cultural context, introduces important historical figures, and extends through the Second Continental Congress. Each 30 minute episode is fast-paced, engaging and packed with facts. My students love the animation, are asking great questions about the Revolution, and are learning a lot. The series is available on DVD, but if you have a Discovery Education account, all 40 episodes are there! It even has a catchy theme song that your kids will be singing along, even if they can’t help it!

Comments

  1. Carolyn Stanley

    Thanks so much for the heads-up, Kelly. I will make sure the social studies teachers at my middle school are aware of this resource. I am eager to take a look at some episodes myself. DE rocks!

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