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Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 

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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.
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Series cast summary:
Walter Cronkite ...  Benjamin Franklin 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ...  Henri / ... 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Reo Jones Reo Jones ...  Sarah 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Chris Lundquist Chris Lundquist ...  James / ... 40 episodes, 2002-2003
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Benjamin Franklin enlists the help of young people to record the happenings leading up to and during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. First, there is a James Hiller, a patriot who tends to act before he thinks and is, at times, too quick a judge in his search for American heroes. Next is Henri, a French orphan who's only quest is for food. Lastly, a young woman named Sarah Phillips joins the team; the daughter of an ex-English general with strong views opposing slavery. Together, they travel the colonies witnessing the sacrifices made for freedom. Written by Max Vaughn

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English

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2 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дети свободы See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Despite the series taking place from December 1774 to April 1789 (a total of fourteen years), James, Henri, Sarah and Moses don't seem to age at all. See more »

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From August through September, the characters are in two places at the exact same time. James and Henri are present to witness LaFayette's courage at Brandywine on 11 September 1777, yet are also with General Gates' American army at Saratoga (and James is a prisoner of the British during that Saratoga episode at the same time he's able to witness Brandywine). See more »

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Sarah Phillips: A sea monster in New York harbor? Sir that is most unlikely.
Henri LeFevre: Maybe not thrilled.
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Through My Own Eyes
Music by Matthew Gerrard
Lyrics by Linda Thompson
Performed by Aaron Carter and Kayla Hinkle
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Best way to get my students to pay attention
16 September 2016 | by patrickrobert-25297See all my reviews

This series beats the heck out of my lecturing to my students. I teach U.S. History to 1877, and we are coming now to the American Revolution. I have shown the Boston Tea Party and the shot heard 'round the world videos to them, and they actually pay attention, rather than talk or fidget or sleep as they are sometimes prone to do when I'm talking. I can't use all the videos, but there are some which may find their way into my class, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It's a painless, entertaining way to present the revolutionary era, and I would recommend these (they're on YouTube) to other teachers when they cover the same era.


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