Updated Movie: American Revolution

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We are excited to present our updated American Revolution topic, which is part of our growing Colonial America unit. In this movie, Tim and Moby explore the battles and alliances that marked this long and bitter war between volunteer militias and the most powerful military in the world.

Students follow events from the Battles of Lexington through Yorktown, and learn how both Thomas Paine and King Louis XIV were pivotal to the colonists’ ultimate victory. George Washington’s successful strategies brought soldiers and confidence to the cause, although the volunteers sometimes were ill-equipped to face the brutal conditions they encountered. Nonetheless, the British were worn down by years of guerilla warfare and losses on land and at sea. In the end, the British general even refused to attend the traditional surrender ceremony, but that didn’t matter: the colonies were now the United States of America.

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