Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Today in our last class with Jessica we learnt a lot about the history of this special date for US. Liberty's Kids is an exciting new animated television series that brings to life the remarkable characters, events and issues at the heart of the American Revolutionary War and the founding of the United States.
Did you know that only about 1 out of every 3 people in the Colonies supported the revolution?
Did you know that some people wanted George Washington to be the King of America, not the President?
Did you know that Paul Revere wasn't the only person who rode out to let everyone know that the British were coming?
Liberty's Kids will let you in on the real stories of the American Revolution and introduce you to some heroes you probably have never even heard of.
You'll meet George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Benedict Arnold, John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Paul Jones and many more famous people. When you do meet them, you'll also see that the things they did were often dangerous, and they failed as often as they succeeded. However, the people behind the American Revolution never gave up. That went for the generals as well as the soldiers and the farmers, women and children who supported them with food, care and love.
Have a look on both videos and try some useful and funny tasks with Libertykids.com.
Behind the scenes
Meet the cast
US now and then
Pick a game