Liberty's Kids - The Complete Series - Education Edition
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|Genre||Kids & Family/Animation|
|Format||Full Screen, NTSC|
|Contributor||Whoopi Goldberg, Walter Cronkite, Dustin Hoffman, Judith Reilly, Liam Neeson, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas See more|
|Number Of Discs||1|
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Bonus Study Guides and Activities INCLUDED!
The Complete Emmy® and Humanitas® Award-Nominated Series
Travel back in time to witness history in the making with Benjamin Franklin s teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war - James, an American colonist, and Sarah, a young English reporter - are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to their countries. All while they try to look after mischievous Henri, a French boy whose comical escapades constantly lead to trouble. Journey through history and discover the high points of the American Revolution through this fun and animated educational adventure!
Featuring the voice of esteemed news anchor Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin and including guest voices of award-winning film legends such as Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller and Liam Neeson.
Enjoy this special edition featuring a study guide and activities for kids to follow along with the series for a fun, learning adventure!
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
THE INTOLERABLE ACTS
UNITED WE STAND
LIBERTY OR DEATH!
THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS
THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
POSTMASTER GENERAL FRANKLIN
WASHINGTON TAKES COMMAND
THE FIRST FOURTH OF JULY
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
ONE LIFE TO LOSE
ACROSS THE DELAWARE
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
THE HESSIANS ARE COMING
ALLIES AT LAST
HONOR AND COMPROMISE
THE NEW FRONTIER 1779
NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT
THE GREAT GALVEZ
IN PRAISE OF BEN
CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH
DEBORAH SAMSON SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTION
BORN FREE AND EQUAL 1781 1783
THE MAN WHO WOULDN T BE KING
GOING HOME 1786
WE THE PEOPLE
INCLUDES DIGITAL ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE SERIES!
Featuring in-depth study guides for all 40 Episodes PLUS additional activity pages for kids of all ages!
- MPAA rating : G (General Audience)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.72 Ounces
- Item model number : unknown
- Director : Judith Reilly
- Media Format : Full Screen, NTSC
- Run time : 14 hours and 26 minutes
- Release date : February 14, 2017
- Actors : Walter Cronkite, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman
- Studio : Mill Creek Ent
- ASIN : B01N9OQL0I
- Number of discs : 1
- Customer Reviews:
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2016
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The quality of the videos is really good. They used people you will recognize to play the roles: Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopie Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller, and Liam Neeson.
The action is fast-paced and geared toward older kids and tweens. The background story involves a girl from England, 2 young boys, and a former slave, all of whom work in the printing office of Benjamin Franklin. They manage to become personally involved in all the major events leading up to and including the Revolutionary War (you can do anything with animation!). There is a lot of explanation of events in the dialogue between the characters. It truly does result in the student learning a lot about the background of the war.
After each episode, we discuss the history behind what we have just watched....the people involved, geographic locations, what led up to the event, and what further events could occur as a result.
For the little bit of money I spent on this series, I certainly got my money's worth with 40 half hour episodes. We haven't watched all 40 episodes yet, but at the rate we're going, it won't take long!!
The cartoon follows the adventures of three children during the American Revolution. There is a boy Colonial patriot teenager, a girl British loyalist teenager, and a young French immigrant pre-teen. They all stay with Benjamin Franklin and work for his newspaper. The teenagers are reporters for him that report on the war from their respective viewpoints. Each episode is a different event in the American Revolution, be it a battle or an important speech. The episodes are all titled in such a way that you can easily find the one that matches with whatever you are covering in your curriculum. The historical figures are voiced by many famous actors and actresses.
For as cheap as this DVD collection sells for, there is no excuse not to buy it!