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Liberty’s Kids

on January 7, 2012

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!


9 responses to “Liberty’s Kids

  1. Ruth Ann Craft says:

    My eyes must be crossed. I can’t find the episodes of Liberty’s Kids on Discovery Ed. Is there a trick I am missing?

  2. Kelly Hines says:

    When I go to my search bar after I log in, I just type “Liberty’s Kids”. I have Streaming Plus though. I wonder if that makes a difference.

  3. tiffany pirtle says:

    i have a streaming accout and i, too cannot find it on discovery ed…i’ve researched a bit and found that it’s no longer on pbs but you tube has the videos on there…they are split into two 10 min video parts…it does look like a wonderful series very similar in feel to the animated hero classics on discovery…i might have our librarian order the series on dvd for us…thanks for alerting us to the series…and i hope that you might be able to find a tip on how to find it on discovery ed, too! 😉

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